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Batting average isn't the best way to measure the effectiveness of a hitter.
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Frank, I don't have an answer other than that's the way the rulebook works. One difference is that there are no rules where the fielders play. So why not reward the batter if they 'hit it where they
Mitch, That's the rulebook! If I was guessing, I'd say the reason a ground ball isn't a sacrifice is because the batter is trying for a hit. A sacrifice was meant as a way you give yourself up, and
Matty, This is dealt with in the official rules and was scored correctly. Here's the clause (10.12(d)3): The official scorer shall not charge an error against any fielder who makes a wild throw
Ed, Sure. The reason the catcher typically gives the signs is that they are hidden from view of most everyone but the pitcher and middle infielders. If a team developed signs and signaled them from
Rachel, It depends on the league rules. I don't know the specific rules for this level of play but often traveling teams or All-Star teams aren't required to follow playing time rules. I suggest
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