I believe it to be 3 (three) if it occurs in the ninth inning for the home team pitcher whose team has a lead, then the inning is complete without the home team having to pitch. Also a putout of any type would suffice, not just a ground-out. Other outs may qualify too, such as batting out of order, however it does not reduce the pitch count. The out of order batter must a have a minimum of 1 pitch.
Actually the lowest pitch count for a complete game would be 52 and not 55. assuming the visiting pitcher gave up the home run. The home team would not bat in the bottom of the 9th.
162 3 strikes times 3 outs times times 18 top and bottom innings
Actually the lowest possible would be 54. Assuming every batter hit the first pitch and got out and the game could end in a 0-0 tie. So actually the lowest possible amount of pitches per game would be 55, assuming every batter hit the first pitch and one batter hit a home run off of one pitch.
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.
27 pitches. This is because there are 9 innings. The minimum batters that can go up each inning is 3. 9 times 3 is 27. If you pitched and the batter pop-flied every ball then it would be 27. But in the history books it has been recorded that 58 pitches were the least amount of pitches thrown in a game. It was set by Charley "Red" Barret, He did this in 1944 on August 10. He was on the "Boston" Braves. They changed their name to Atlanta Braves later on. Hope this helped!
The least amount POSSIBLE can be 24 pitches, if each batter of the home team (who is winning, yes a complete game CAN be won by a home team with only 24 batters coming up to bat, the losing pitcher would have only faced 24 batters and each got out on one pitch) NEVER GONNA HAPPEN
more realistically the right answer would be 27 pitches but each batter would have to get out on one pitch
27 pitches, at least 3 an inning
There are many pitchers who have made the fewest pitches in one inning. Three. Each batter swung at the first pitch and it resulted in an out. It still happens today, although it's usually four to six.
Depends on how many pitches are thrown
According to Jayson Stark in an ESPN.com article dated August 17, 2006 the fewest pitches thrown by Greg Maddux in a complete game is 78, set on July 22, 1997. In the same article he states that Maddux has thrown a total of 6 games with a pitch count under 90 ( a 78, an 82, an 86, an 88 and 2 89's
No pitcher in baseball history has ever thrown the minimum of 27 pitches in a 9 inning game.
As far as I know, the record is 4 pitches, thrown by the Detroit Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson. In the fifth inning of the 2009 All-Star game Edwin Jackson retired St Louis Cardinal Yadier Molina on one pitch, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman hit into a ground out with one strike on him, and Hanley Ramirez, from the Florida Marlins popped up the first pitch he saw, thus giving Jackson the shortest pitching appearance in All-Star game history.
There is no limit to how many pitches can be thrown in a game.
Including the 2008 season, there have been 48 Presidential 1st pitches thrown out.
1 Brad Lincoln came in to face Adam laroche on a 1-2 count because of an injury suffered to Erik bedard. Lincoln struck laroche out swinging on the first pitch
In 1944, Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only FIFTY-EIGHT pitches during a nine inning complete game. Barrett's Braves shutout the Reds 2 - 0 and the game set major league records for least number of pitches known to have been thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game and shortest game played at night.