According to Mike Attiyeh, 15. Pitcher: Bob Feller. Batter: Luke Appling (White Sox). Year: 1940.
"Foul ball records are not kept, but Baseball author Bill James once wrote that Roy Thomas, who played in the National League from 1899 to 1911, fouled off 22 pitches in one at-bat.
Hall of Famer Luke Appling reputedly hit 17 fouls while waiting for a pitch he liked. Appling, Chicago White Sox shortstop who won the 1936 AL batting championship with a .388 average, was a master at deliberately fouling off pitches.
Another legend is that Appling once hit 14 foul balls into the stands to get even with a team owner who would not give him two extra gamepasses for friends."
Jack Dittmer, a back-up second baseman for the Milwaukee Braves in the mid 1950's, fouled off approximately 22 pitches in a game broadcast by WTMJ radio in Milwaukee. Earl Gillespie and Blaine Walsh were the broadcasters. Perhaps the station has tapes of their old broadcasts which could verify the exact number.
There is no limit on the number of foul balls.
in 1946 Sam Hernandaze hit a total of 25 foul balls in one at bat
There is no limit to the number of fouls in the MLB.The only rules about foul balls is if a batter attempts to bunt with two strikes and the ball is bunted foul, the batter is called out. But there is no limit to the number of foul balls a batter can hit when swinging at the pitch.This is true. However, the first 2 foul balls that are hit and not caught are considered strikes. After that, there is no limit to the amount of foul balls that can be hit, as long as they're not caught.
An infinite number
Unlimited number of foul balls. They all count as strikes until you have 2 strikes, then they don't mean a thing...
The first 2 foul balls that are hit and not caught are considered strikes. After that, there is no limit to the amount of foul balls that can be hit, as long as they're not caught.
Yes the first two foul balls are strikes unless there aree two strikes. A batter can not strike out on foul balls.
Foul balls are not kept as a statistic, but you can always ask Luke Appling.
Only if 1) the fourth foul is caught in the air, or 2) the fourth foul is bunted foul.
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.
Only the first 2 foul balls are counted as strikes unless a subsequent foul is a foul tip into the catches glove and they maintain possesion of it or the batter attempts to bunt with two strikes and the ball goes foul. This would be strike three.
I was a kid in during the Big Red Machine years. I used to watch all the games I could. Tony Perez, 1st baseman, was said to have had the most foul balls in one at bat. At that time 76-77, he had 26. Not sure if that stil stands but if anyone knows of more please contribute.
A foul shot or foul stroke
Well, I'm guessing it has to do with the Turkey balls, which are the things that hang from the turkey's neck. So a ball in foul territory is a foul ball, and the things under a turkey's neck are fowl balls. That's all I got. Anybody else?
they are mostly hit into a few areas over from the foul line
It depends on how the game is being played. Most of the time, foul balls don't count as a strike; you can hit a ton of foul balls while you're up to bat and it won't matter. If you're playing a strict game of baseball, though, if you go up to bat and hit two foul balls, they count as strikes. Then, if you miss the ball or whatever, that would be your third strike. And you're out. :) Foul balls count as strikes when every the batter does not have two strikes, once a batter gets two strikes foul balls are no longer counted as strikes.
Hitting the same woman twice during that epic run of 19 foul balls, Richie Ashburn also hit a foul ball that landed on a ledge above the window of the press box; the next foul ball knocked off the previous one and they both fell. I was there that day -- it was the only Phillies game I ever attended.
If there are two strikes, a foul ball no longer counts as a strike. In theory, a player could foul off balls forever and never be out. The unverified record is 22, but since the statistic is not kept, it is not confirmed.
14 is way off. @FoulBallzMLB is doing research on this and the number is closer to 40/game.