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yes, the only base a pitcher cant fake a throw to is first

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Q: Can a pitcher fake a throw to 3rd base?
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Can a left handed pitcher throw to third base without stepping off the rubber?

The pitcher can throw to 3rd with a jump pivot , but he has to throw, he cannot jump pivot and fake a throw.

If there are runners on 2nd and 3rd and 1st base is unoccupied - can the pitcher step off the rubber and fake a throw to 1st base without it being called a balk?

no, someone has to occupy a base for you to make a motion towards it. P.S. Are you a lefty?

How far is the throw from pitcher mound to 3rd base?

it's 63.72 ft

With runners in 2nd 3rd a ball is batted to the pitcher the pitcher looks the runner at 3rd back but makes no play or throw to any base Is this a base hit or fielders choice?

It is a fielders choice

How many errors were committed if there is a runner on 2nd base when the batter bunts to the pitcher but the throw deflects off the 1st base glove allowing the runner to score from 3rd?

The official scorer would have to determine if the throw was catchable. If the throw was, then the error would be on the first baseman and he would be charged as such. If on the other hand the throw was a bad one and the first baseman had to reach and could not catch the ball, then the error is on the pitcher. Only one error would be charged even though the base runner advanced two base and scored.

Is it a balk if pitcher steps to third base then throws to second base?

If a balk was called it would be called on his move to 3rd, not the move to 2nd in this situation. Balks are called on first movement, so as long as he did everything properly "stepping to 3rd", then he can throw to wherever he wants

Is runner to 3rd or batter out when batter interfers with throw to 3rd base?

Runner returns to prior base.

How far is the throw from 3RD base to 1ST base in college?

127 feet

Can a pitcher throw to first base if the first basemen isn't on the base?

if the pitcher steps off (does not touch at all) the rubber (white strip on pitchers mound) he can throw anywhere he wants. If he is touching the rubber at all (usually with the side of his shoe) any movement (minor movement such as turning head to look at 1st/3rd is allowed) is a balk. a balk (for those who don't know) is a foul by the pitcher and is described in the rule book as "anything done by the pitcher to deceive the batter". therefore certain calls are open to interpretation by the umpire. -LM, umpire

2 outs runner on 1st baseball hit to 3rd base where is the throw to?

First base get the easy out

When there are zero outs and runners on first and second and the ball is hit to the pitcher where should the throw be made?

When there are no outs the pitcher should always throw the ball to third base to get the lead runner. The third baseman now has the opportunity to throw to first for the double play as well.If there is time you should always get the lead runner out. This keeps the force in play for the next batter.Opinion/Answer:This really depends on the level of baseball you are playing and I guess to an extent what your coach wants you to do. However, in more advanced baseball (i.e professional or college), in this situation the pitcher should go to 2nd base and then to first for a 1-4-3 or 1-6-3 (depending on who covers 2nd on the throw) double play. In this situation you would have a runner on 3rd with 2 outs. In advanced levels of baseball this is an ideal position for the defense because you rely on the defense to get the out so the run wont score. If the pitcher goes to 3rd and then to 1st to try and get the double play you are 1. creating a longer throw from 3rd to 1st then you would have 2nd to 1st risking your chances at getting the double play. In most cases if you have a runner or 2nd or a runner on 3rd with 2 outs they will score on a base hit as they will run on contact --- so the pitcher should go to 2nd and then 1st for the easiest double play and leave the runner at 3rd (with the speed in professional baseball you are going to have a hard time getting a 1-5-3 double play, that being pitcher- to 3rd- to 1st)

What does it mean when a baseball coach yells thirteen?

it is the number of a play for the pitcher to fake a pickoff to 1st and go to 3rd

What does the backstop do when the ball is at 3rd and 4th base?

it stops the ball if its a over throw

What are the players in Softball?

Right feild, Center feild, Left Feild, Catcher, Pitcher, 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, and Short stop. AND I PLAY SHORTS STOP 2nd BASE 3rd SO YA.

Why is tougher to field a ball at third base then at first base?

When hit by right hand-ers (the majority of batters) it means the ball was pulled that direction and is going much faster. So the 3rd baseman must have fast reflexes. Also the 3rd baseman then has to make the throw to 1st base. This is a far throw and the 3rd baseman must have a strong accurate arm.

What are six different positions a person can play on a softball field?

Pitcher, Catcher, 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base or short stop

How far of a throw is it from shortstop to first base?

About 60 feet. Baseball is played on a " Diamond " right? The dimensions of the baseball Diamond are 90 feet along all four sides. A throw directly across the diamond from 3rd base to 1st base is 127 feet 3 3/8 inches. If the shortstop was positioned exactly midway between 3rd base and 2nd base and 15 feet off the base line toward left field, the throw would be approx. 114 feet.

How far would the pitcher throw to get a base runner out on 1st?

Each runner, other than the batter, may without liability to be put out, advance one base when there is a balk or the batters advance without liability to be put out forces the runner to vacate his base, or when the batter hits a fair ball that touches another runner or the umpire before such ball has been touched by, or has passed a fielder, if the runner is forced to advance The bases of the baseball diamond are 90 ft apart. The diagonal distance between 1st and 3rd bases is therefore about 127.3 ft (90 feet times the square root of 2). The pitcher's mound lies (roughly) in the center so it will be half the distance between 1st and 3rd bases - 62.6 feet. That's how far the pitcher has to throw to get a base runner out on 1st. It's the same distance he has to throw to get the ball to the catcher (roughly - since he steps toward home plate as he delivers the pitch).

What are the positions to a baseball game?

pitcher, catcher, 1st base, 2nd base, shortstop, 3rd base, left field, center field, and right field.

Why are there nine positions in baseball?

Catcher Pitcher 1st Base 2nd Base 3rd Base Shortstop Left Field Center Field Right Field

What positions are played in baseball?

Right Field, Left Field, Center Field, 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, Pitcher, catcher, and Shortstop

Does the point of home plate face the pitcher or catcher?

Home plate's point faces the catcher. The opposite side is flat to the pitcher. Home plate also lies within the base paths whereas 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lie on the outside of the base paths. The pointy sides are the intersection of the 1st and 3rd base lines.

What are all the position in baseball?

Pitcher, Catcher, 1st Base, 2nd Base, 3rd Base, Left Field, Right Field, and Center Field in the American League there is a Designated Hitter that would hit in place of the pitcher but would not play in the field.

How do you throw the ball to second base in Mario super sluggers?

Sometimes you can throw to that base but it is like 75 percent because it needs you to be spot

Runner on second and third were is play made?

you could check the runners at 2nd and 3rd, and then throw to first base. Once that is done, throw it home to prevent the runner on 3rd to go home.