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no. they can pick off to any runner or step off the rubber with their BACK foot. if there is a runner on third, he can step with FRONT foot to pick off to third if he does not step to home past the invisible line cutting from third to home at 45º. if he does it's a balk. he can turn and throw to second if there is a man there. in essence, no.

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While delivering a pitch, a pitcher's rear foot must be on the "pitching rubber", the small, base-like rectangular plate on the top of the mound, when the ball is released. If throwing to a base or doing anything else, location of the pitcher is irrelevant.

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