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Both are. The left logo is the official team logo since 1968. The right one with the letters NY is the more famous one, because it's way older and they still use it on the caps and jerseys. This iconic logo has been introduced in 1915 and was the official brand logo until 1946 and has been used on the team wear ever since. In 1947 the Yankees introduced ...


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A home run is when a batted ball enables the batter to make it around the bases and touches home plate without the defense committing errors. Hitting the ball over the outfield fence is the easy way to get a homer. The harder way is to run around the bases while the fielders attempt to tag you out. We call this type of home run an "inside-the-park home run".


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The simple answer is that there are very few chances for such a feat. Pitchers are usually replaced when they're being ineffective, not when they're doing a good job. I'd say you'd generally need have to have one of: Using an "opener" Injury to starting pitcher Hard pitch count limit to create such an opportunity. Otherwise the manager is going to tend ...


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This is covered by MLB rule 5.09(b)(6) From 5.09(b) 5.09(b) Any runner is out when: [...] (6) He or the next base is tagged before he touches the next base, after he has been forced to advance by reason of the batter becoming a runner. However, if a following runner is put out on a force play, the force is removed and the runner must ...


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Rule 5.05(2)b If a batter is struck with a pitch while it is in the strike zone, it should be a strike. Otherwise, it is a ball or a HBP, depending on if the batter tried to get out the way.


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Baseball has a lot of "unwritten rules". One of these is that a pitcher who is in the midst of a possible no hitter is kept in the game until he completes the no hitter or gives up a hit. This is probably because throwing a no hitter of any sort is a rare feat, and a starting pitcher who is taken out of such a game may be upset if he is taken out and denied ...


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Kad's answer is correct -- any ball that has not touched the ground and is caught, regardless of the runner's position, is out by flyout. However, I wanted to challenge the premise of the question. This is an impossible scenario This could never happen in any baseball game due to the physics of a flyball. For example, this question has an answer for one of ...


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Runners are not allowed to advance before the defense catches a ball directly off the bat (so ground balls do not count in this situation). After it is caught, or if the ball is not caught directly off the bat, then the runner may leave the base. If the runner does leave early, then the defense may put the runner out by tagging the base before the runner ...


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You were correct. The specific rule depends on the exact rulebook your league uses, which you did not state. I’ll show the rules from the (international) WSBC Slow Pitch Softball Playing Rules (2018–2021): 5.10.3 a) A runner is out and the ball remains live when: […] vi. they physically pass a preceding runner before that runner has ...


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Not sure where you're getting 7 postseason teams. I think there's a proposal for it, but wouldn't happen before 2022. Since 2012, MLB has had 5 teams from each league qualify for postseason play: three division winners and two wild-card teams. All of these are chosen by a team's win-loss record (with every chance taken to play all games for teams that are ...


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This already happened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_World_Series You can see from the link that they had the usual travel day between games 2 and 3. Note that MLB schedules these things way in advance so the TV networks can plan around them, so they won't change just because two teams are in the same city.


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Per an SI article, Len Barker did not allow three balls to anyone in his 1981 perfect game. He struck out 11 batters—all swinging—and didn't go to a single three-ball count. Only eight Toronto batters got as much as a two-ball count.


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Women in the US are usually pushed into softball, for starters. Otherwise, US women professional sports leagues have had a hard time surviving. Women's soccer sees an uptick every time the Women's World Cup rolls around but still trails MLS which fights for its own recognition, the WNBA relies heavily on the NBA propping it up (and even then most players ...


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I'm going to assume you're asking about MLB rules. There, a fair ball is defined as: A FAIR BALL is a batted ball that settles on fair ground between home and first base, or between home and third base, or that is on or over fair territory when bounding to the outfield past first or third base, or that touches first, second or third base, or that ...


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ERA stands for Earned Run Average and to put it in other words, the average number of runs given up per game. Earned runs divided by innings pitched gives you the average number of runs per inning, which isn't particularly meaningful or easily understood. Multiple by 9, though, and now it becomes easy to grasp. For example, at the start of the season ...


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It depends. The definition of an earned run is one that would have occurred "without the benefit of an error or a passed ball." The official scorer attempts to reconstruct the inning as it would have played out without errors and passed balls, and only the runs that score in that scenario count as earned. The scoring runner in your scenario may or may not ...


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When the third baseman touches third to force out the runner coming from second, he removes the force at home. The runner going home must be tagged out and may choose to go back to third because the force has been removed.


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I'll put this up as an answer because this question seems like it might not get closed... From the description as being "in the NYC area", it was a quick leap to assume that we're talking about the Yankees here. The time frame(1958) makes them the only likely choice given that the New York Mets did not exist and the New York Giants moved to San Francisco ...


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He would be out. A home run is defined by a batter circling the bases in one play without being put out. Since the ball would still be in play even if he circled the bases, catching it would be an out.


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The skills required to play left and right field are identical, with one exception: the configuration of the bases. A left fielder and right fielder are equally far away from second base and home plate. The right fielder is closer to first base, and the left fielder is closer to third base. For this reason, the corner outfielder with the better arm is ...


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Because baseball teams have limited rosters, and once a player is removed from the game, that player cannot return, there doesn't seem to be a loophole here that needs to be plugged. You're free to pinch hit/pinch run with the remaining players, but there's no reason that should give you a significant advantage. Getting on base in the first place is the ...


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In general, preceding runners are only affected by an appeal play if both of two conditions occur: The appeal play is for a force out The appeal play is the third out of the inning (I think this is mentioned pretty well in the Exception(3) section of the page you linked). But neither of these apply to your question. There are zero outs at the start of ...


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Extra innings aside, Rule 5.09(b)(12) states: [Any runner is out when:] In running or sliding for home base, he fails to touch home base and makes no attempt to return to the base, when a fielder holds the ball in his hand, while touching home base, and appeals to the umpire for the decision; This happened in the Minor Leagues in the 2019 season ...


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One of the major things that would make Mike Trout a passed up on draft opportunity would have been his age. Trout was just 18 at the time of the draft and just finished high school. He was a split sport athlete playing both baseball and basketball. He had committed to play at East Carolina University, a Division I school however not a team necessarily known ...


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The rule is that the pitcher must continue his delivery once he has swung his leg past the pitching rubber. See this from mlb.com: Once a pitcher has swung his free leg back past the pitching rubber while in the process of his leg kick, he must then deliver the ball to the plate or to second base on a pick-off attempt. I don’t think Osuna does cross the ...


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Looking at Chad Bradford's statistics on Baseball-Reference dot com, his last season with the White Sox before being picked up by Oakland indicated that he would be a top performer. Having faced 52 batters that year: 0 home runs surrendered 17% strikeout rate an incredible 2.82 groundball-to-flyball ratio and a healthy 29% double-play on ground balls ...


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Your description is correct and that's the way the defense needs to do it to achieve the double play. If the base were tagged first, it would remove the force and the runner would have the right to remain (meaning only one out). By 5.09(b)(6) A runner is out if.... (6) He or the next base is tagged before he touches the next base, after he has been ...


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