4:12. Major League Baseball made its rule changes for the 2020 season official on Wednesday. There are four categories of rules going into effect: the three-batter minimum for pitchers, roster limits, adjustments to the injured list and option periods for pitchers and two-way players, and a reduction in the time managers have to challenge a play. All but one of these changes -- the one addressing manager challenges -- had been publicly reported prior to Wednesday, but now they are all locked in.
Official Baseball Rules (OBR) 2020. 1.00 — OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME. 2.00 — THE PLAYING FIELD. 2.01 Layout of the Field. 2.02 Home Base. 2.03 The Bases. 2.04 The Pitcher's Plate. 2.05 Benches.
2020 NFHS BASEBALL RULES BOOK Dr. KARISSA L. NIEHOFF, Publisher B. Elliot Hopkins, MLD, CAA, Editor NFHS Publications To maintain the sound traditions of this sport, encourage sportsmanship and minimize the inherent risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations writes playing rules for varsity competition among
Rule 2.00 – Membership, Participation & Classifications of Play 1 Rule 3.00 – Individual Player & Team Eligibility 2 Rule 4.00 – Qualifying Tournaments 5 Rule 5.00 – State Championships 5 Rule 6.00 – World Series 5 Rule 7.00 –Rules of Play 6 Rule 7.01 – Playing Field & Equipment 6 Rule 7.02 – Game Preliminaries 6
Universal designated hitter. While the American League adopted the DH rule in 1973, pitchers have continued to hit in games played at National League ballparks. That won't be the case in 2020, as both leagues will use the DH to avoid overtaxing pitchers by having them hit. Runner on second to begin extra innings.
The distance from home base to the nearest fence, stand or other obstruction on fair territory shall be 250 feet or more. A distance of 320 feet or more along the foul lines, and 400 feet or more to center field is preferable. The infield shall be graded so that the base lines and home plate are level.
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