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A Pitcher's time limit in pitching to a batter doesn't depend solely on the batter but also on when he (the Pitcher in question) has the Baseball in his possession however when he does have the ball in his possession and is on the mound then he has 12 seconds to deliver it to the plate however an exception to this rule is when runners are on base.

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Q: How much time does the pitcher have to throw the ball after the batter gets in the batter's box?
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This is the pitcher

Ground ball to pitcher- pitcher drops ball and batter beats throw does pitcher gets an error or the batter get a hit?

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When a pitcher is intentionally walking a batter can the batter step over the plate to make contact with the ball?

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In baseball what is a bak?

The word is balk. In baseball, the offensive players do not need to stand on the base. They can stand off the base. When the pitcher has the ball, he is allowed to throw it to a teammate and the teammate can touch the opponent not on base with the ball. The opponent will be out and will leave the playing field. The pitcher can face the batter and then turn around and throw the ball to a teammate. The purpose of the pitcher is to throw the ball across home plate so the batter can hit it or not hit it. At some point the pitcher has to pitch the ball to the batter. The pitcher has to make some sort of a motion and then pitch the ball. If he makes the wrong kind of motion it is called a balk. It counts as a ball on the batter and a player on base gets to go to the next base. A lot of people in the audience can not tell when the pitcher has committed a balk.

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What is batters interference?

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Why does a pitcher get four balls and a batter gets only three strikes?

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Why does the batter in baseball ask for a new ball if the ball hits the ground?

Because the ball usually gets scuffed up when it hits the ground and then the pitcher can use this scuffed up ball to throw pitches that move eratically and make it harder for the batter to hit the ball.

Where does the pitcher try to throw the ball?

The pitcher in baseball trys to throw the ball to the back catcher who is behind the home plate.

If a coach is hit by a throw standing in the coach's box is the ball dead or alive?

The ball is alive, nothing can kill a live ball except when a pitcher hits a batter or the ball goes out of the playing field.

Does the batter have to keep at least one foot int he batter's box throughout his time at bat?

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If a batter hits the ball with butt of bat and the ball goes into play is it live?

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How long does pitcher have to throw ball?

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If the pitcher catches a ball from the batter on a fly and the bases are empty why does he have to throw to first base?

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Can a balk be called if a pitcher stops his throw due to a batter awarded time out?

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