Home plate umpire.
The home plate umpire with occasional help from the third base umpire calls balls and strikes in the game of baseball.
The home plate umpire calls whether pitches are strikes or balls. He also calls plays made on home plate. He also tells batters to walk if they are hit with a pitch.
That was Roberto Alomar of the Baltimore Orioles who spit in the face of home plate umpire John Hirschbeck after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes during a game on September 27, 1996.
there are 3 bases and 1 plate (at home), the bases, are how you determine if a runner is safe or out. home plate is designed and shaped so it is used to determine balls and strikes as well as determine where the foul lines start
A "hitter's count" is a baseball term that means the batter has more balls than strikes in the current at bat. A count of 2 balls and 0 strikes or 3 balls and 1 strike or 3 balls and 0 strikes would be considered a "hitter's count" and a count of 2 balls and 1 strike could also be considered a "hitter's count" because if the pitcher throws a ball on the next pitch the count goes to 3 balls and 1 strike and then one more ball allows the batter to reach first base on a base on balls. So the pitcher must throw a ball over the plate and should he make just the slightest of errors allowing the ball to cross, say, the middle of the plate at belt height, the batter may be able to hit it hard somewhere to get a base hit and start a rally or knock in a run or two should there be runners on base. When the count is 3 balls and 1 strike, for example, the batter does not have to swing at a pitch that he doesn't think he can hit hard because, if the pitch is called a strike, the batter still 'alive' and able to do damage on the next pitch. When the count favors the batter, the batter can be more selective in what pitch they decide to swing at. Just like there is a "hitter's count", there is a "pitcher's count". This would be when there are more strikes than balls (0 balls and 1 strike, 0 balls and 2 strikes, 1 ball and 2 strikes). This count allows the pitcher to not have to throw a strike on the next pitch since a ball will not put the batter on base or change the count to a "hitter's count". The pitcher may try to throw something like a curve ball that starts out over the plate and then curves off the plate in the hopes that the batter will be fooled and swing at the pitch, a pitch that the batter will not be able to hit hard even should he make contact. When the count is 1 ball and 2 strikes, for example, the pitcher does not have to throw a pitch that is a strike because, if the pitch is called a ball, the pitcher can throw a strike that is not over the middle of the plate on the next pitch to get the batter out. When the count favors the pitcher, the pitcher can be more selective in what pitch they throw and the location of that pitch.
The guys on the field with all the pads. One is behind the plate(calls balls or strikes), one by third base(calls the runner safe or if he is out), and one by first base(calls the runner safe or if he is out.
An umpire is an official who can either be positioned on one of the first three bases or behind home plate. At home plate, he can call balls or strikes, and plays in which a runner tries to touch the plate and avoid the catcher. The other three call on safe-out calls at the base they are assigned, and can signal a caught ball in the position of the outfield they are nearest. Umpires except the second base one can also call on hit balls that are fair or foul.
None, there are umpires. There is always at least one who calls balls and strikes from behind home plate. Depending on the league and level of competition there can be one to three additional referees who make calls on the basepaths.
I am not sure what you were going for when you typed this but here's what I thought of: In baseball you have outfielder, infielder, batter, pitcher, and striker. Uses: Outfielder: The outfilder stands in the outfield and catches far-flying balls. Infielder: The infielder stands a little farther in than the outfielder, and catches not as far-flying balls that go just outside the base diamond. Batter: The batter stands at home plate and hits the balls the pitcher throws with a bat. Pitcher: The pitcher throws a ball for the batter to hit and tries to make him/her miss the ball with the bat. Striker: The striker sits crouched behind the batter and catches missed balls (strikes--hence the term "striker"). And yes, guys, I am a girl and I am 13 (when I wrote this). ----------1-18-11----------
no.. if you have 2 strikes.. and you hit a foul... you can have as many foul hits as you want and you wont get out.. hope i helped... (: