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Q: Can a pitcher be thrown out of the game if he hit the batter in the head with the baseball?
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What is the least number of pitches a pitcher can throw in a baseball game?

Zero. If a pitcher delays the pitch or if the pitcher does an illegal move the umpire is to award the batter a ball. Done 4 consecutive times the batter is awarded 1st base. If then the Pitcher picks the runner off, the first out is recorded with no pitch being thrown. Also if a batter delays the umpire is to issue the batter a strike done three consecutive times the batter would be called out. So it is possible to record an out with no pitch being thrown. Repeat for each out of each inning. Likely the answer that is being looked for is one pitch for each out of th game 27.

What does pine tar do for baseball pitchers?

It typically gets them thrown out of the game. Pine tar gives better traction on the ball and lets the pitcher throw pitches that are harder for the batter to hit.

How is a baseball bat used in the game called baseball?

In baseball, the bat is used to hit the balls thrown by the pitcher.

What do you call a baseball game in which the pitcher strikes out every batter?

a perfect game

Which the player in a baseball game who throws the ball at the batter?


Has any pitcher throw the minimum pitches in baseball history?

No pitcher in baseball history has ever thrown the minimum of 27 pitches in a 9 inning game.

Why arent baseballs thrown out after a batter hits a short hop to an infielderthat would be scuffed from the dirt as well?

They may be, if the pitcher asks for it to be replaced. But if the pitcher does not, it remains in the game.

What is the average number of pitches thrown by the starting pitcher in a major league baseball game?


Why does the catcher signal the pitches in a baseball game?

Both the catcher and the pitcher have to know what pitch is going to be thrown. This is is usually only done in the MLB because of the variety and ferocity of pitches. When the catcher knows what pitch is going to be thrown it gives him a better chance of catching the pitch and less chance of making a costly error. If the pitcher were to signal the catcher what pitch is going to be thrown, the batter could easily see the signal and eventually decipher the signal. This is why you see the catcher giving the signal quickly and out of sight of the batter.

In what kind of sports does a pitcher have role?

The pitcher is most dominant in the game of baseball. The pitcher is responsible for throwing the baseball towards the batter and thus initiating each and every play with his or her pitch.

Can a manager substitute a pitcher after he has thrown a pitch to a batter?

Yes, if the batter was retired with that 1 pitch or got on base or was hit by the pitch. In other words if that batter is no longer up or if this was not the 1st batter the pitcher has faced and the pitcher threw a strike or a ball then the manager could take him out or if the pitcher suffered an injury with that one pitch. If the pitcher comes into a game and throws only one pitch and the batter is still up and there is no injury to the pitcher, then the pitcher must pitch to the batter till he is retired or reaches base on a hit, walk, error, fielders choice, etc.

Can the dh play in the field in baseball?

actually, they could, all you really need for a game, is a pitcher and a batter, the fielders are just for real games. although the only way for the batter to get out is to get struck out or if the batter hits a "line drive" to the pitcher and he catches it.

What is h 11 in baseball?

um.. it depends. "h" can mean two different things. it can mean that a batter has 11 hits, which means that a player hit the ball and reached base with out being tagged out, thrown out, or reaching on a fielders choice. if the "h" is reffering to a pitcher, it means the pitcher has 11 holds, which is where the game is close, a relief pitcher can come in and "hold" the game by not giving up a run so that the closer can pitch and "save the game. I hope this answers you question.

Is it still a perfect game if you walk a batter in baseball?

No. It can still be a no hitter. But a perfect game requires the pitcher to retire every batter he or she faces. A perfect game is broken whenever any batter reaches base, including by hit, walk, or error.

Most pitches thrown in a game?

683 pitches is the most thrown a pitcher lol

When is a pitcher in a baseball game the pitcher of record to begin an inning Is it during his warm up tosses Or is it the first pitch to the first batter?

it is always the first pitch

What is the minimum number of active players on a baseball field during a game?

10 including the batter. 3 in the outfield and 4 in the infield and the pitcher and catcher, and batter.

What can a batter not do?

In the game of baseball the batter is the player who is at bat. There are many rules that the batter must follow. One of the most important rules is that the batter cannot leave his position in the batter's box once the pitcher comes to set position.

Is it OK for a high school pitcher to throw behind a batter who continually steps out as the pitcher begins his delivery?

In a word, NO! You are going to allow a batter to dictate what kind of pitch you throw because of something other than his talents? You will add a ball to the count, get the umpire upset, possibly hurt the batter, and get your butt thrown out of the game. Doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

Can a batter be a pitcher in a game?


Has there ever been a baseball game when only one ball was used?

I'm not 100% sure but I have never seen or heard of a game with only one baseball used for the fact that the pitcher would have to of pitched a perfect game, only has happened 17 times, and would had to have never thrown a pitch that hit the ground or had a batter hit a fowl ball. So with those chances I'm sure its never happened.

What is the fewest number of balls thrown in a complete game by one pitcher in the major leagues?

I don't know what the ACTUAL fewest number of pitches is, but the fewest POSSIBLE is 27, one for each batter.

How did the term strike in baseball come from?

The original game of baseball had the batter stand with his foot against a peg in the ground and the pitcher then throw the ball at the batter. If the ball struck the batter on the trunk of the body it was term a strike. One strike and you were out. This game as far as I know originated in Wales, UK. I stand to be corrected on the last point.

Who is charged with the batter when a new pitcher enters the game to face that batter with a count of 2-0 already on the batter from the first pitcher?

If a relief pitcher enters the game with a 2 ball 0 strikes on the batter and the batter receives a base on balls it is charged to the preceding pitcher. Any other action such as a base hit, fielder's choice, reaching base on an error, etc., is charged to the relief pitcher. (Rule 10.18 (g)).

Can a pitcher switch from left-handed to right-handed or vice versa to the same batter?

YES ... this has happened in MLB game ... the batter batted on the left so the pitcher switched throwing hands when the batter seen that pitcher had swished throwing hands the batter switched batting sides ... as the batter swiched side the pitcher swiched his throwing arm ... this happened so much that the umpire had to tell the pitcher and batter to stop delaying the game and pick a side/arm ...