Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball
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Your Go-to Guide for Every Rule in Major League Baseball—in Plain English
New to Baseball?
This book teaches you all of the basics: a quick glance at the most important rules, teams and leagues, batting, running, and more.
There is still so much to learn: Did you know that all MLB balls are made by hand and by the same manufacturer? Which judgment calls can be made by umpires (and which ones can’t)?
Never Miss an MLB Game?
Even the most diehard fans have seen umpires makes calls that go against everything they thought they knew. Plus, you’ll enjoy learning the backstories to many of the rules you already know.
The Pat Venditte Rule: Why Ambidextrous Pitchers Must Announce Which Hand They Will Use to Pitch
In 2008 Pat Venditte pitched an ambidextrous inning for the Staten Island Yankees in a Minor League game against the Brooklyn Cyclones. The last player he faced was Ralph Henriquez, a switch-hitter. Comedy and confusion ensued when every time Venditte switched pitching hands, Henriquez moved to the opposite side of the plate. It was a standoff until the umpires ruled that the batter must commit to one side of the plate before the pitcher was made to choose his pitching arm. A very angry Henriquez was subsequently struck out.
Weeks later, and because of the Venditte incident, the opposite ruling was adopted by Major League Baseball — the pitcher must commit first.
Publisher : The Experiment; 3rd edition (March 22, 2016)
Language : English
Paperback : 256 pages
ISBN-10 : 1615193286
ISBN-13 : 978-1615193288
Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
Dimensions : 5 x 0.7 x 9 inches