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# What is the most pitches thrown to a batter in one inning?

Updated: 8/22/2023

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14y ago

To my knowledge, Tim Wakefield of the Boston Red Sox, before he became a Red Sox player, threw 215 pitches lasting just under 15 innings. Because he throws the Knuckleball, he requires little effort to throw.

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15y ago

The most pitchers used in one major league game was a combination of the two teams of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 30th 2007. The St. Louis Cardinals also set a major league record that day using 10 pitchers in one game while the Pirates used 8. -Tibbs

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13y ago

I don't know that pitch counts were kept way back when but the highest I have heard of is when Tom Cheney pitched a 16 inning complete game for the Washington Senators against the Baltimore Orioles on September 12, 1962. He threw 228 pitches and struckout 21 batters. The 21 strikeouts is an MLB all time record for strikeouts in one game.

In 1974 Nolan Ryan threw a 12 inning 254 pitch, 11 strikeout game.

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13y ago

On many occasions, a relief pitcher has come into the game, then been substituted without ever throwing even one pitch, so the answer to the question as worded is 0.

The fewest pitches in a Major League game by a pitcher who pitched a complete game is 44, accomplished by Charlie Barrett.

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14y ago

in 1993 tanner regez threw 12 pitches to jimmy regez his brother.

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### Can you have a 2 pitch inning?

Hypothetically, you can have a 0 pitch inning if the first 3 batters of each team refuse to take their position in the batter's box and the umpire calls 3 strikes on each of them. My original answer, at the bottom, is based on ONE HALF OF AN INNING since a full inning is after both teams have had an at-bat. So, technically, you can have a 2 pitch FULL INNING if 2 pitches are delivered to 2 different batters and they fly or ground out, then the other 4 batters step out and refuse to step into the batter's box before the umpire calls all 3 strikes on them.Acually you can have a 1 pitch innings. You can throw 2 balks, which puts guys on 1st and 2nd base. A balk is not a pitch. Then throw a triple play.No this is wrong. A balk does not award a batter a base. 3 pitch minimum for an inning.I once won a prize for this very question. You can get 3 outs on 2 pitches in MLB if: Batter 1 hits first pitch and flies out or gets thrown out at first base. Ditto batter 2. No runners on bases and 2 pitches thrown. Batter 3 steps out of batter's box after pitcher is set on mound and refuses to step back in - Rule 6.02 (c) "If the batter refuses to take his position in the batter's box during his time at bat, the umpire shall call a strike on the batter (note: it doesn't say the pitcher has to throw the ball for the strike to be called). The ball is dead, and no runners may advance. After the penalty, the batter may take his proper position and the regular ball and strike count shall continue. If the batter does not take his proper position before three strikes have been called, the batter shall be declared out." That's 3 outs on 2 pitches.

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### What are some pitches thrown in the MLB?

fastball curveball changeup slider are the four most common. there are different variations of each pitch but those are the basic names.

### Who has thrown the most pitches in a college game?

To the best of my research, Jonathan Spiceland (University of Tennessee at Martin) threw 191 pitches against Murray State University in May 2003. I have yet to find another player near that number.

### What was the most strikeouts in one inning by a batter?

That makes no sense. If a batter strikes out then there done for the inning. Even If they batted around, which is unlikey you could still answer that. Either 1 to 3 times an inning errr huh? Anyway to re the question 2 seems to be the record by numerous players. However there is a report of one batter making all 3 outs in one inning (not just strikeouts) http://article.feeds4all.nl/Ottawa-Batter-Makes-3-Outs/1718995531.aspx

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### What is the average pitches thrown by one pitcher in 9 innings?

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### What is the MOST number of pitches a pitcher can throw to a batter?

Until he doesn't feel like throwing any more.... Or until he walks or strikes him out, or he hits the ball into fair play.

### What are the most common pitches?

The fastball,slider and change-up are the most common pitches. The 4 seam fastball is the most common

### Who threw the most pitches in MLB in 2009?

Justin Verlander with 3,931 pitches