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Questions about the sport of baseball in general. For the American professional baseball league, see [mlb]. Note that autograph identification questions ("Who signed this baseball?") are OFF-TOPIC and will be closed.

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The runners on base at the time of a pitching change are called inherited runners, and if any of them score, the run(s) are considered given up by the pitcher who allowed them on base (in your example …
answered Aug 10 '14 by pacoverflow
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A couple of articles on Forbes (actually a Quora answer) and NPR provide the answer to this question. Basically, baseball started out as a game without any outfield fences (and no such thing as an …
answered Jul 27 '14 by pacoverflow
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The Official Rules of Major League Baseball state that base paths are 90 feet long. In addition, the Official Rules state the following: This code of rules governs the playing of baseball games … by professional teams of Major League Baseball and the leagues that are members of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. The National Association of Professional Baseball
answered Sep 2 '14 by pacoverflow
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According to this perfectgame.org article, the answer is either Clay Condrey (94th round in 1996) or Travis Phelps (89th round in 1996), depending on whether the player was signed when he was drafted. …
answered Jul 27 '14 by pacoverflow
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In baseball, if you are trailing late in the game, you can employ various strategies to try to increase your chances of scoring a run. Some of these include the following: If a weak hitter or the …
answered Aug 2 '14 by pacoverflow
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The MLB rules state the following about saves: A save is a statistic credited to a relief pitcher, as set forth in this Rule 10.19. The official scorer shall credit a pitcher with a save when …
answered Oct 5 '14 by pacoverflow
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is anything. I checked baseball-reference.com's Batting Game Finder, and it doesn't appear to have that capability. …
answered Apr 9 '15 by pacoverflow
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Five pitchers have done it. This ESPN article from April 14, 2012 lists the following three occurrences: 10 -- Tom Seaver, N.Y. Mets vs. San Diego, April 22, 1970 9 -- Ricky Nolasco, Florida …
answered Jul 31 '14 by pacoverflow
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The Baseball-Reference.com Batting Game Finder has data going back to 1903. To get the list of pitchers who have hit home runs in the postseason, make the following setting changes on that page …
answered Oct 12 '14 by pacoverflow