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Answered 2006-07-10 12:18:23

When the third out of an inning is made before the batter has completed a turn at bat, then that player shall be the first batter in the next inning and the ball and strike count shall be cancelled.

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What happens to the batter with 3 balls 2 strikes when a runner is caught stealing?

The runner is out and the batter gets a new at bat when the next inning starts.

Was there ever a time when a batter who was up when a runner was caught stealing for the third out that he started the next inning with his old pitch count?


In the MLB if a batter has a full count with one runner on base and the runner is caught stealing to make the last out what happens to batter?

The batter who was at bat when the out was made bats first the next inning... the out was made by the base runner the batter is not penalize for his out ...( the base runner could have made the out at any base and the batter will bat again )

In baseball with two outs and a man on first base who is caught stealing second how many pictches can the hitter get in one at bat not counting foul balls?

Normally a batter can get as many as six pitches (3 balls, 2 strikes, then the final pitch), not counting foul balls. In this case, if a runner is caught stealing with 2 out as the count fills to 3 and 2, the batter will return with a fresh count to begin the next inning. He can then get another 6 pitches, in addition to the 5 he had in the same at bat in the previous inning, for a total of 11 pitches. Great update, I wasn't considering his return at bat in the next inning with my 5 pitch answer.

Does batting rotation restart with every inning?

No. There are nine players in the batting rotation. The rotation picks up with the scheduled batter after the batter that makes the final out in an inning. If the sixth batter in the rotation makes the last out of an inning, the rotation picks up with the seventh batter in the next inning. If the ninth batter in the rotation makes the last out of an inning, the rotation picks up with the first batter in the next inning.

How do you calculate at bats?

A batter is credited with an at bat for every plate appearance except: 1) base on balls 2) hit by pitch 3) sacrifice fly 4) sacrifice bunt 5) catcher's interference If an inning ends while a batter is in the middle of an at bat (eg., a base runner is thrown out stealing for the 3rd out) no at bat is credited and the batter is the first batter to bat in the next inning. If the batter is replaced before the at bat is completed, no at bat is credited unless the batter was replaced with two strikes and the replacement batter strikes out. The strikeout is credited to the batter who was replaced.

If the bases are loaded with two outs and the batter is hit in the hands in the act of swinging and cannot continue can he be called out and end the inning?

If the batter did not check his swing, (the bat came past home plate), a strike will be called. If he did check his swing, he will advance to first on a hit by pitch, scoring a run. In the former circumstance, the inning will be over if there were previously two strikes on the batter.

Can the last batter in one inning be the first batter in the next inning of the same game?

MLB Rule 6.01(b) states: " The first batter in each inning after the first inning shall be the player whose name follows that of the last player who legally completed his time at bat in the preceding inning. " In other words, if a player is at bat and does not complete the at bat before the third out is made, that batter will be the first batter in the next inning. An at bat is considered complete when the batter reaches base safely or makes an out. For example, a batter is up with two out, the count is 1 ball and 1 strike, and there is a runner on first base. On the next pitch the batter does not swing and the runner is thrown out trying to steal second base, which makes the third out. In this case, the batter that was up when the third out was made will be the first batter in the next inning because his at bat was not completed due to the runner being thrown out attempting to steal.

How could one team's pitcher face 32 batters but the other team have only 31 times at bat?

at the end of any inning, a batter would be in the box with a runner on base. then the runner gets thrown out, either stealing or in a pick of play. the batter never completed his AB but the pitcher did face him

How many parts are there to an inning of baseball?

An inning in baseball consists of 3 outs. Outs are received when either 3 strikes are thrown to a batter, striking them out, if a player hits the ball and is thrown out at first or if there are baserunners who are tagged out or forced out, and if a fly ball is caught.

What happens to a batter when the inning ends during his bat?

the batter will resume his at bat the next inning with a clean count, as long as he didn't make the last out (strike out fly-out, ect)

Is there ever a time when pitch count for a batter is reset in MLB?

When a baserunner makes the last out of an inning, the batter at the plate gets a fresh count to lead off the next inning.

Can a runner score on a dropped third strike if the batter is out at first?

Yes, as long as the batter thrown out at first is not the third out of the inning.

With two outs batter reaches base on an error next batter clean hit next batter hits home run how many runs are earned and why?

None of the runs are earned. The batter who would have been the third out of the inning reached on an error, so any runs that score in that inning after the error was made are unearned.

Has a batter ever made all three outs in an inning?


What was the most strikeouts in one inning by a batter?

That makes no sense. If a batter strikes out then there done for the inning. Even If they batted around, which is unlikey you could still answer that. Either 1 to 3 times an inning errr huh? Anyway to re the question 2 seems to be the record by numerous players. However there is a report of one batter making all 3 outs in one inning (not just strikeouts)

If a runner attempting to steal a base makes the third out to end the inning does the same batter get to bat again in the next inning?

Yes. If the batter hasn't been struck out or advanced in anyway, the same batter gets to come back to bat at the beginning of the next batting cycle.

How do baseball players lead off?

A "lead off batter" is considered the first person to hit for each team in each game. Also the first batter in each inning is "leading off" that half of the inning.

What is the scoring percentage if a pitcher walks the first batter in an inning?

50 percent

Do batters count as left on base?

No, only the people on first, second or third when the batter commits the final out of an inning. For example, if there was someone on first and third. The batter flied out to end the inning, he'd be charged with 2 LOB.

Does a pitcher get credited with an earned run if the batter reached base on a strike out?

No. If a batter reaches base on a missed ball after striking out, the run or any runs scored that inning wouldn't be earned if the result would of been a third out of the inning.

Can nine batters come to bat in one inning without scoring any runs?

The maximum batters to come to the plate without scoring a run is six. First three batters get on base. Fourth batter strikes out, as does the fifth batter and the sixth batter flys out to end the inning. Zero runs score. The minimum runs scored for nine batters in an inning would be three.

If an out occurs in baseball not by the batter does he loose his turn at bat?

No. He will get to bat again in the next inning.

Can a pitcher be removed the same inning he starts?

Yes. But he has to face at least 1 batter.

How many pitches in each inning?

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.