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What is the average number of pitches per batter in a game?

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###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Baseball Rules and Regulations

### What is the least number of pitches thrown to throw a complete game?

The least amount POSSIBLE can be 24 pitches, if each batter of
the home team (who is winning, yes a complete game CAN be won by a
home team with only 24 batters coming up to bat, the losing pitcher
would have only faced 24 batters and each got out on one pitch)
NEVER GONNA HAPPEN
more realistically the right answer would be 27 pitches but each
batter would have to get out on one pitch

###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Major League Baseball (MLB)

### How many pitches are in an average Major League Baseball game?

There is no way to tell the exact average, but there is usually
1 starter for each team, a relief pitcher, and the closer. So about
6 total. -----
The number of pitches would depend on many factors, but usually
there is a minimum of at least 200 pitches in a game. High scoring
games or those with a lot of walks could approach or even pass 300
pitches.

###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Baseball Equipment

### How many baseballs does the major leagues use in a season?

the average lifespan of a major league ball is 9 pitches
the average number of pitches thrown in a game ~ 140
162 games in a season
30 teams
(140*162*30)/9 = 75,600
EDIT:
The correct numbers are 143 pitches per team on average which is
286 per game. According to MLB they use 65 balls per game. 30 teams
have 162 games, but each team has to face another team so the
number would be 15*162 which yields 2430. Multiply 2430 by 65 and
you get 157,950. There's your number!

###### Asked in Baseball, Major League Baseball (MLB)

### How many baseballs are used during a MLB game?

Using an average life span of a baseball in a typical game as 6
pitches and the average number of pitches being 275 per game. The
number of balls used is 46. Factoring this number out to each team
in the league playing 165 games and dividing by 2 since two teams
play each other each game, the number of baseballs used during a
typical MLB season would about 113,850 balls per year.
According to MLB, between five and six dozen are used per game
(60-70 balls).
The home team has to have 90 new baseballs on hand for each
game. That doesn't mean they'll use them all, but they must have
them, just in case.
The average life of the ball is 6 pitches. "According to Ensley,
every major league game begins with six dozen balls. He goes on to
explain that the average life of a ball is six pitches. Since most
major league games average between 250 and 300 pitches, that would
put the ball count at about 40 or 50 balls used per game".
According to the MLB: "It says between five and six dozen
baseballs are used during each baseball game, as many as 72
balls."
Each ball costs about $3-dollars, so that works out to
$216-dollars worth of balls for each baseball game.
Using an average life span of a baseball in a typical game as 6
pitches and the average number of pitches being 275 per game. The
number of balls used is 46. Factoring this number out to each team
in the league playing 165 games and dividing by 2 since two teams
play each other each game, the number of baseballs used during a
typical MLB season would about 113,850 balls per year.

###### Asked in Softball

### How many strikes or balls will you get in a softball game?

In an at bat a batter as to get 4 balls before they walk. A walk
meaning they get to be on first base. In a at bat where there are
no foul balls they batter gets three strikes before they are out.
If there are foul balls they count as pitches, but a batter can not
strike out on a foul ball that is not caught.

###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball Rules and Regulations

### What is the least number of pitches a pitcher in a baseball game can throw to get the win?

0.
Example: Pitcher enters the game in the top of the 9th with his
team behind by one run. There are two outs and a runner on first.
The pitcher picks the runner off of first for the third out before
throwing a pitch to the batter. His team scores two runs in the
bottom of the 9th to win the game. The pitcher is credited with the
win even though he threw 0 pitches.

###### Asked in Baseball Rules and Regulations

### What is the least number of pitches a pitcher can throw in a baseball game?

Zero.
If a pitcher delays the pitch or if the pitcher does an illegal
move the umpire is to award the batter a ball. Done 4 consecutive
times the batter is awarded 1st base. If then the Pitcher picks the
runner off, the first out is recorded with no pitch being thrown.
Also if a batter delays the umpire is to issue the batter a strike
done three consecutive times the batter would be called out. So it
is possible to record an out with no pitch being thrown. Repeat for
each out of each inning.
Likely the answer that is being looked for is one pitch for each
out of th game 27.

###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Baseball Rules and Regulations

### What is the lowest number of pitches in a baseball game?

Actually the lowest pitch count for a complete game would be 52
and not 55. assuming the visiting pitcher gave up the home run. The
home team would not bat in the bottom of the 9th.
162 3 strikes times 3 outs times times 18 top and bottom
innings
Actually the lowest possible would be 54. Assuming every batter
hit the first pitch and got out and the game could end in a 0-0
tie. So actually the lowest possible amount of pitches per game
would be 55, assuming every batter hit the first pitch and one
batter hit a home run off of one pitch.

###### Asked in Baseball History

### What is the least number of pitches thrown in a major league game?

In 1944, Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only
FIFTY-EIGHT pitches during a nine inning complete game. Barrett's
Braves shutout the Reds 2 - 0 and the game set major league records
for least number of pitches known to have been thrown by a single
pitcher in a complete game and shortest game played at night.

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### How many baseballs are made for one season of baseball?

Using an average life span of a baseball in a typical game as 6
pitches and the average number of pitches being 275 per game. The
number of balls used is 46. Factoring this number out to each team
in the league playing 165 games and dividing by 2 since two teams
play each other each game, the number of baseballs used during a
typical MLB season would about 113,850 balls per year.
According to MLB, between five and six dozen are used per game
(60-70 balls).

###### Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Baseball Equipment, Detroit

### How many baseballs does the MLB use in one season?

the average baseball lasts 9 pitches. That's as close as I can
come. -----
OK. Let's say the average baseball lasts 9 pitches. Let's also
say the average inning lasts 30 pitches (15 per half inning). We'll
approximate the total number of pitches per game at 270. That would
make 30 baseballs used per game (270 / 9). If all 30 teams played
the entire 162 scheduled games in a season, that would be 2,430
games played. So for this example, that would make 72,900 baseballs
used in one season.