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What Is Balk In Baseball?

What is balk in baseball?

A balk in baseball is an illegal move or motion by the pitcher such as pretending to pitch to deceive a baserunner, throwing a quick pitch, not stepping in the direction of the base on a pickoff, dropping the baseball while he is on the rubber. After one is called, the baseball is declared dead and all baserunners may advance one base. If there are no baserunners, it results in a ball for the player at-bat.

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