The 2nd one.
In the minor leagues pitchers do not come to bat. They all use the designated hitter rules. In Major League Baseball pitchers come to bat in the National League, they do not bat in the American League where the designated hitter rule is employed. During inter-league play, the All-Star Game and the World Series, pitchers from both leagues come to bat if the game is being played in a National League park.
The double switch is generally made to change the batting order. If the pitchers spot is due up the next inning switching two players allows the manager to decide which of the two will bat in the pitchers spot.
Yes you can change sides at any time during your at bat.
noWrong!! The batter may switch sides of the plate as long as the pitcher is not on the rubber prepared to pitch. He could switch several times during the at-bat.
yes you can change pitchers anytime you want
Inning---but not during an at bat. Although ambidextrous pitchers are extremely rare.
Yes. A switch-pitcher is allowed to change hands during an at-bat. At the start of the at-bat, the pitcher must declare which arm he will throw with so the batter can determine which side of the plate he will bat at. Each player may switch sides one time during the at-bat and must make this known to the umpire-in-chief before-hand.
Yes. If the opposing manager changes pitchers in the middle of an at-bat, the batter is allowed to switch sides if necessary. Otherwise, the batter must remain on the same side he started on for that at-bat.
Switching Sides of PlateYou are not allowed to switch sides of the plate once the first pitch of the at bat has been delivered
Yes. The batter may bat from whichever side he/she chooses with whatever bat he/she chooses. However, once the pitcher is on the pitching rubber the batter may not switch sides nor bats until after that pitch.
Keep your eye on the ball from the time it leaves the pitchers hand to when it makes contact with the bat.
In the World Series the pitchers only bat when the game is played in the National League park. When the game is played in the American League park the Designated Hitter is used.
A DH is a designated hitter in baseball. The American League uses DH's to bat in the lineup so that the pitchers do not need to actually bat. In the National League there are no DH's and the pitchers must bat just like the other position players.
Depends where they are playing
Yes, usually this is done when a new pitcher comes in during the same at-bat and throws with the opposite arm.
The only really stand-out difference between the two is that in the National League, the pitchers bat, and in the American League, the pitchers do not bat, and instead there is a Designated Hitter to take their place in the lineup.
Every batter can change during his bat turn. Only he/she needs to indicate "the change" to the Umpire that he/she will change side and going around the catcher to make that side change.
in baseball it means you can put anyone there at that position except for pitchers since it is an offensieve position and pitchers dont normally bat
You can move to the other side of the plate during an at bat IF you ask for time out from the umpire AND time out is granted.