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  • What Is a Balk in Baseball?

    What Is a Balk in Baseball?

    posted in Pitching and Throwing Tips by Jack Perconte

    Have you wondered what is a balk in baseball and how it is defined? The Major League Baseball rule book has pages and pages attempting to answer that question. A Supreme Court Justice once said of obscenity, "I know it when I see it." Some baseball fans feel this is the best definition of a balk. And it is undoubtedly true: sometimes a balk is evident to fans when it happens. If a pitcher is halfway through the stretch, kicks his free leg, and drops the ball, nobody doubts that a balk has been committed. Other times, an umpire calls a balk against a pitcher, and nobody knows what they saw.

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    29 09, 22