Baseball Rule One

(Note Rule 1.05) Home Plate is 17″ wide. 1.06 “Safety” bases (breakaway bases) are not legal in OFFICIAL BASEBALL RULES (OBR). Wisdom dictates that in

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Baseball Rule Two

MISCELLANEOUS DEFINITIONS! ADVANCE BASE:  The next greater (closer to home) base: usually used in reference to a runner’s next base from the base occupied at the

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Baseball Rule Three

3.01(a) Baseball rule three talks about the playing lines. They are not always applied to the field before each game in amateur baseball. As an umpire

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Baseball Rule Four

Want to know what’s in MLB Baseball Rule Four? Find out how an umpire starts a game and keeps it moving? How do teams score runs? What

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Baseball Rule Five

Baseball rule five deals with putting the ball in play, awarding of bases and how “time” is given and why.  5.01  To put the ball in

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Baseball Rule Six

Baseball Rule Six explains all aspects of a batter and batter-runner when a batter is out. You will also find rules concerning the batter’s box and

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Baseball Rule Seven

Baseball rule seven deals with a base runner advancing or being put out, rulings on runner obstruction and bases occupied are defined.  7.01  This rule

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Baseball Rule Eight

The following baseball rule eight concerns the pitcher and discusses the Two Pitcher Positions, Balks and illegal pitches. An amateur baseball umpire must know this

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Baseball Rule Nine

Baseball Rule Nine will explain the responsibilities of the baseball umpire. It explains the Umpire’s role in controlling the game according to the rules. It

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Baseball Rule Ten

The official scorekeeper is explained in Baseball Rule Ten. Amateur baseball leagues do not designate an official scorekeeper, possibly only in playoff or championship games.

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