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# How many pitches in each inning?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### August 14, 2012 1:55AM

There are no set number of pitches in each inning.

The absolute shortest number of pitches that could be pitched in one inning is 6, with 3 outs per half-inning, assuming each batter swung at the first pitch resulting in an out.

I don't know the most pitches that have been thrown in one inning. I have watched games where a pitcher (or multiple pitchers) have thrown forty or more pitches in one half-inning alone.

Until 3 outs have been recorded, a pitcher will continue pitching to batters.

If a batter steps into the batters box with an illegal bat, he is immediately called out. If three batters on each team did this, you could have zero pitches thrown in an inning.

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For each full inning pitched, calculate 1 into the IP. If a
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calculate it into a decimal. For example, let's say a pitcher
pitched 5 innings and left the game with two outs. His IP would be
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with no outs. Since he came in with two outs and continued two more
innings, he would have 2.1 IP. The closing pitches pitches the rest
of the game, or 2 innings. He would have 2 IP.

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