Every Baseball player Bats. I'm not quite sure that he was a pitcher though.
The Pitcher does the most work on a baseball diamond because the pitcher works on every play to try to strikeout the batter. The other players just try to get the batter/runner out when the batter hits the ball.
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.
Yes On the third strike of the third strike out if the ball gets by the catcher the batter can reach first base safely but the at bat is counted as a strike out. The next batter comes up ,strikes out and the cather holds on to the ball this time. Theoretically, if your catcher cannot handle the third strikes, you can have unlimited number of strikeouts in an inning. If every batter reached safely after a dropped third strike (which IS recorded as a strike out for the pitcher), you could lose, say, 20-0 without ever giving up a hit and by striking out every batter.
the "side" is the term used for that teams part of the inning. so when they say striking out the side that means they struck out every batter in that part of the inning.
Good strategies for a pitcher at any level are; throwing strikes, every successful pitcher must throw strikes to be effective. Keep the ball in the lower half of the strike zone, especially with off speed pitches. Finally its very important to work ahead, or throw strikes early in the at bat, that puts the pitcher in control and allows him to throw what he wants where he wants.
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.
the number a can very ... there are 27 outs to be made 3 shrikes to a batter ... that's 81 strikes before the game even starts ... that's not to count all the foul balls hit they count as a strike as well ... you done necessarily face only 27 batters some may get a hit which will push the amount of batter you have to face up ... same applies to a walk, error, hit by pitch and drop 3rd strike ... And, on the other hand, a pitcher could only throw 27 pitches, if every time a batter knocked a ball into play they were flyed out or grounded out; There could be no strikes.
The pitcher in baseball at all levels of the game is vital to the defensive of the team. This holds true for youth baseball, college and professional baseball as well. Generally speaking the pitcher is the most important defensive player because he is involved with every single play in the inning pitched. The same is true for the team catcher, however, the pitcher must throw his pitch in a manner that prevents a batter from getting on base. If a pitcher cannot make most batters draw a strike or have the batter hit the ball to one of his teammates then the defense is in trouble.
Anybody, even a manager, can REQUEST that time be called. However, it is entirely at the discretion of the umpire on whether play can, indeed, be suspended. For instance, if a batter steps out of the box and requests that "Time" be called, but the umpire thinks the batter is simply stalling, the umpire can refuse to call "Time" and instruct the pitcher to pitch. If the batter is out of the box, every pitch done by the pitcher is considered a strike.
It depends on how the game is being played. Most of the time, foul balls don't count as a strike; you can hit a ton of foul balls while you're up to bat and it won't matter. If you're playing a strict game of baseball, though, if you go up to bat and hit two foul balls, they count as strikes. Then, if you miss the ball or whatever, that would be your third strike. And you're out. :) Foul balls count as strikes when every the batter does not have two strikes, once a batter gets two strikes foul balls are no longer counted as strikes.