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2501 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2012 9:22 AM by Frank_B
Frank_B Legend 1,311 posts since
May 30, 2007
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Mar 17, 2012 9:46 AM

Little League baseball---Brainteaser?? {of sorts}

Johnny is charged with throwing 21 pitches in the game just ended and must fulfil a  mandatory one  days rest--yet Johnny NEVER  threw a pitch to a batter in the game.


How can this be??



  • Mike_CVUA Legend 590 posts since
    May 25, 2007
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    1. Mar 17, 2012 2:27 PM (in response to Frank_B)
    Little League baseball---Brainteaser?? {of sorts}

    I'll bite!


    A plausible situation is if Johnny comes in as a relief pitcher WITH MEN ON BASE.


    Johnny then commits 21 consecutive illegal pitches of the kind where he starts a pitching motion then stops.  This adds a ball to the count, and the IP is assessed against the pitch count.


    Of course this should never happen because the umpire is supposed to tell the DM that such a move cannot be used (ostensibly for an IBB), and by about the 4th IP, one or both of them would have been ejected.  But that's another story.


    Mike CVUA

  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,291 posts since
    May 25, 2007
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    4. Mar 19, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to Frank_B)
    Re: Little League baseball---Brainteaser?? {of sorts}

    Of course, if the pitcher is 15-18 (Seniors / Big League), 21 pitches would not result in a days rest being required !!!   

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