I believe it to be 3 (three) if it occurs in the ninth inning for the home team pitcher whose team has a lead, then the inning is complete without the home team having to pitch. Also a putout of any type would suffice, not just a ground-out. Other outs may qualify too, such as batting out of order, however it does not reduce the pitch count. The out of order batter must a have a minimum of 1 pitch.
3 by Nolan Ryan
Fifty-eight pitches, Red Barret of the Boston Braves against the Cinncinati Reds in a 2-0 complete game shutout, 1944.
3, many times.
I don't know what the ACTUAL fewest number of pitches is, but the fewest POSSIBLE is 27, one for each batter.
There are many pitchers who have made the fewest pitches in one inning. Three. Each batter swung at the first pitch and it resulted in an out. It still happens today, although it's usually four to six.
Pitch counts are spotty at best prior to the 1990s, but the record as far as we know is 74, by the Rockies' Aaron Cook on 7/25/07
Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw a grand total of 58 pitches in a MLB game on 1944 August 10.
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.
Depends on how many pitches are thrown
in 1993 tanner regez threw 12 pitches to jimmy regez his brother.
In the history of Baseball, as of the 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, 21 perfect games ("27 up, 27 down") have been thrown - 19 of which have been thrown in the Modern Era. Of these 21 perfect games thrown, none has been pitched with only 27 pitches being thrown. On record, the fewest pitches thrown in a perfect game was 74 pitches thrown by Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps against the Chicago White Sox on October 2, 1908.
According to Jayson Stark in an ESPN.com article dated August 17, 2006 the fewest pitches thrown by Greg Maddux in a complete game is 78, set on July 22, 1997. In the same article he states that Maddux has thrown a total of 6 games with a pitch count under 90 ( a 78, an 82, an 86, an 88 and 2 89's
61, by Steve trachsel or however you spell it, he was on the cubs when this happened
Charlie Barrett 1944 58 pitches!
683 pitches is the most thrown a pitcher lol
No pitcher in baseball history has ever thrown the minimum of 27 pitches in a 9 inning game.
I once threw 223 in a 10 inning game I once threw 223 in a 10 inning game
Actually it’s one.
a picher will throw roughly 120 piches in a 9 inning outing.
There is no limit to how many pitches can be thrown in a 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.