Baseball Penalties

In this chapter, we will learn about penalties, the types of penalties, and who calls them in a baseball game. By the end of this chapter you will understand what actions result in penalties based on the rules of baseball.

Introduction

In this chapter we will explore the types of penalties that exist in baseball, when they happen, and the consequences that are assessed when a player or team is called for one.

Baseball Interference

Penalties

A penalty is called on any player who breaks the rules of baseball as defined in the rulebook for a league. Penalties can result in an out, a baserunner earning a base, or even an ejection from the game.

What We'll Be Learning

First we'll learn about the referees and what their jobs are on the field. Then we'll learn what a penalty is. Next, we'll go into the types of penalties that exist in baseball followed by the result of each penalty. By the end of this chapter, you will know the types of penalties that exist and be able to determine the outcome of a penalty when it's called on a player or team.

Glossary Terms

At any point, you can go to our baseball glossary and look up any of the terms discussed in these chapters. Here are all the terms we will be covering related to the Chapter 11: Baseball Penalties:

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