Is a balk an immediate dead ball?

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Pitcher during his delivery drops the ball is it a balk?

Yes, it is a balk. If the ball rolls into foul territory, however, it counts as a ball instead.

The batter hits the ball over the fence and a balk was called what happens?

In Major League Baseball a Balk is a delayed dead ball. That means that if the pitcher pitches the ball after the Balk is called, the umpire waits to see what happens before calling time and enforcing the Balk. If the batter hits the ball, and reaches base safely, and all runners advance at least one base, the Balk is ignored.

In a baseball what is a bock?

a balk is a type of error by the pitcher in which he does not properly execute a pitch or fakes a throw to first base. For all 16 ways to balk go to

Where can the pitcher stand for the hidden ball trick?

Rule states.It is a Balk if you are on the rubber or straddling the rubber with out the ball .it is a balk . it has nothing in it that says you can`t be on the mound without possession of the ball .Correct me if I'm wrong .

A balk is called with runners on base and the batter hits the ball for an out. What happens?

The balk is void if the ball is hit. Just as if there was no balk called. If your batter hits the balked pitch and grounds out then he is out. Runners advance at their own risk. This is dependent on the league that is being played. In high school, a balk is immediate meaning that if the ball is hit it means nothing and the runners all move up a base. But in some leagues, it is a delayed balk. This means that if the batter reaches base and all runners move up a base the balk is waved off. At no point does the balk benefit the defense. A balk is a punishment to deceiving the offensive players or in this case the runners. So in reality the balk at no point turns void unless the offense benefits from the play.

How can you say the word balk in a sentence?

"I am using the word balk in a sentence." Okay, serious this time the area on a billiard table behind the balkline "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"

Is it a delayed dead ball when an offensive team player calls time for the purpose of trying to cause the opposing pitcher to balk?

No, a delayed dead ball is when a violation of the rules is committed but the play is, by rule, allowed to proceed to completion. After all play has stopped, the umpires will determine the remedy for the violation.

Is a balk when nobody is on supposed to be called a ball and if it is can someone get walked without ever throwing a pitch?

A balk cannot be called if no one is on base. The essence of a balk is the pitcher is tiring to achieve an unfair advantage over the base runner. No runner, no advantage. If a pitcher, while no runners are on base, commits an action that would have been recognized as a balk if runners had been on base, the penalty for this is a ball. So yes, in theory, you could "walk someone without every throwing a pitch" --- (i.e), if you were on the mound and dropped the ball, that would be a "balk" and result in a ball.. The thing is, it does count on pitch count

Runners on 2nd and 3rdPitcher fients a throw to 3rd turns and fients a throw to 1st with no runner there Is this a Balk?

YES ... throwing a ball to an unoccupied base is a balk ...

What is an automatic ball in baseball?

An automatic ball is called a "balk." That means that the pitcher took 40 seconds or more to get rid of the pitch, and thus is an automatic ball.

How many balk calls are there?

There is only one call for a balk. When a pitcher is in the stretch and a runner or runners are on base, the pitcher must pause before throwing to homeplate. There can also be a balk called on the pitcher if he makes a move to throw out someone at first base, but doesn't actually throw the ball. (No fake throws to first allowed!) The last reason for a balk to be called is if a pitcher begins to move his front leg towards homeplate, but does not throw the ball to home. (Or simply pitch to the batter). A balk results in baserunners advancing one base.

What is a four letter word for a baseball team?

safe Balk fair foul ball