The answer is 0.. That's right 0 in theory if the pitcher is on the mound and licks his fingers the umpire can call a ball. So if the pitcher does this 4 times the batter walks. So in theory if the pitcher walks 3 batters and picks off 3 batters there will be three outs and no pitches were thrown. Walk 4 batters in an inning and score 1 run the pick off the other 3 and you win with 0 pitches thrown. Again in theory of course...
We have to define what we mean by a "regular game" first.
I'm going to base my answer on a "regular game" being a nine-inning game in which a winner is declared.
Let's say the home team wins 1-0, which means nobody has to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning.
In this case, the answer is 1.
In order for the run to score at least one pitch must be thrown. Let's say a home run by our home team.
I liked what the guy said about a ball being called for a pitcher touching his mouth. However, Baseball rules say that after being warned not to do that, if he does it again, he's ejected. So it's impossible for a pitcher to just keep doing that until a run scores. You'd have to go through your whole pitching staff in one inning just to get a run to score.
Intentional walks also count as four pitches, even though they're not really pitches, but just tossing the ball to the catcher.
I don't see how a run can score without a single pitch being thrown. If someone can show me differently, I'm all ears.
Now, the matter of the outs being made. In nearly every way a batter can make an out, at least one pitch must be thrown, except:
6.06 (b) A batter is out for illegal action when-He steps from one batter's box to the other while the pitcher is in position ready to pitch.
So, if every batter, except for our guy who hits the home run, breaks this rule before a single pitch is thrown to him, no other pitches need to be thrown.
The answer is 1.
You essentially answered your own question on how someone can score without a pitch being throw. Do exactly what you said, then 2 outs in bottom of 9th, pitcher (s) continue to go to their mouth, until it is 4 balls and batter gets 1st. Wild pick-off throw to 1st base, runner comes around to score winning run -- home team wins 1-0, no pitches thrown --- it would never happen, but neither would any of these other scenarios listed
3 by Nolan Ryan
I don't know what the ACTUAL fewest number of pitches is, but the fewest POSSIBLE is 27, one for each batter.
3, many times.
On many occasions, a relief pitcher has come into the game, then been substituted without ever throwing even one pitch, so the answer to the question as worded is 0. The fewest pitches in a Major League game by a pitcher who pitched a complete game is 44, accomplished by Charlie Barrett.
which continents has fewest number of nations
Europe has the fewest number of amphibians.
Antarctica has the fewest number of nations, as it has none.
Similar to regular (ball) golf, the object is to complete the course in the fewest number of throws (strokes).
several times a starting pitcher has been removed after throwing only one pitch (usually due to injury).
8/12 in fewest parts
Boron would be the metalloid with the fewest number of protons (5).
Antarctica has 0 nations, making it have the fewest.
That would be the 1899 Cleveland Spiders who ended the regular season with 20 wins and 134 losses.
Which chromosome carries the fewest number of genes
The number one.
The fewest number of triangles that make up a trapezoid are two isosceles triangles.
Antarctica has no countries whatsoever. After that, South America has the fewest with twelve.