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by UmpCoach » Thu May 10, 2018 2:13 am

I have had different answer to this scenario.

This is for NFHS and MLB rules

Scenario #1: Runner on 1B. Righthanded pitcher in the stretch. Pitcher spins to throw to the 1B who is behind or in front of the this a Balk? Or is it a judgment on the umpire if he feels a play is being made on runner even though off the base?

Scenario #2: Runner on 3B. Righthanded pitcher in the stretch. Pitcher steps toward 3B bah and throws to the 3B player who is about 5'-10' off the 3B this a Balk or is this a judgment as well?
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