January 30, 2003

INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATIONS. 27

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RULE.
The Ground 1
The Infield 2
The Bases 3
Number of (1) 3
The Home Bases (2) 3
First, Second and Third (3) 3
Position (4) 3
Foul Lines 4
Pitcher's Lines 5
Catcher's Lines 6
Captain's Lines 7
Player's Lines 8
Batman's Lines 9
Three Feet Lines 10
Lines must be Marked 11
The Ball 12
Weight and Size (1) 12
Number Balls Furnished (2) 12
Furnished by Home Club (3) 12
Replaced if Injured (4) 12
The Bat 13
Material of (1) 13
Shape of (2) 13

THE PLAYERS AND THEIR POSITIONS.

Number of Players in Game 14
Players' Positions 15
Players not to Sit with Spectators 16
Club Uniforms 17
The Pitcher's Position 18
The Batsman's Position 19
Order of Batting 20
Where Players Must Remain (1) 20
Space Reserved for Umpire (2) 20
Space Allotted Players "at Bat" (3) 20
The Players' Benches 21

THE GAME.

Time of Championship Game (1) 22
Number of Innings (2) 22
Termination of Game (a) 22
The Winning Run (b) 22
A Tie Game 23
A Drawn Game 24
A Called Game 25
A Forfeited Game 26
Failure of the Nine to Appear (1) 26
Refusal of One Side to Play (2) 26
Failure to Resume Playing (3) 26
Willful Violation (4) 26
Disobeying Order to Remove Player (5) 26
Written Notice to President (6) 26
No Game 27
Substitutes 28
One or More Substitute Players (1) 28
Extra Player (2) 28
Base Runner (3) 28
Choice of Innings 29
A Fair Ball 30
An Unfair Ball 31
A Balk 32
Motion to Deceive (1) 32
Delay by Holding (2) 32
Pitcher Outside of Lines (3) 32
A Dead Ball 33
A Foul Strike 34
Block Balls 35
Stopped by Person Not in Game (1) 35
Ball Returned (2) 35
Base Runner Must Stop (3) 35
The Scoring of Runs 36
A Fair Hit 37
A Foul Hit 38
Batted Ball Outside Grounds 39
A Fair Batted Ball 40
Strikes 41
Ball Struck at by Batsman (1) 41
A Fair Ball Delivered by Pitcher (2) 41
Attempt to Make Foul Hit (3) 41
A Foul Strike 42
The Batsman is Out 43
Failure to Take Position at Bat in Order (1) 43
Failure to Take Position Within One Minute
after Being Called (2) 43
If He Makes a Foul Hit (3) 43
If He Makes a Foul Strike (4) 43
Attempt to Hinder Catcher (5) 43
Three Strikes Called by Umpire (6) 43
If Ball Hits Him while Making Third Strike (7) 43
Attempted Foul Hit after Two Strikes (8) 43
The Batsman Becomes a Base Runner 44
After a Fair Hit (1) 44
After Four Balls are Called (2) 44
After Three Strikes are Declared (3) 44
If Hit by Ball While at Bat (4) 44
After Illegal Delivery of Ball (5) 44
Bases to be Touched 45
Entitled to Base 46
If Umpire Call Four Balls (1) 46
If Umpire Award Succeeding Batsman Base (2) 46
If Umpire Calls Balk (3) 46
If Pitcher's Ball Passes Catcher (4) 46
Ball Strikes Umpire (5) 46
Prevented from Making Base (6) 46
Fielder Stops Ball (7) 46
Returning to Bases 47
If Foul Tip (1) 47
If Foul Strike (2) 47
If Dead Ball (3) 47
Ball Thrown to Intercept Base Runner (4) 47
Base Runner Out 48
Attempt to Hinder Catcher from Fielding Ball (1) 48
If Fielder Hold Fair Hit Ball (2) 48
Third Strike Ball Held by Fielder (3) 48
Touched with Ball after Three Strikes (4) 48
Touching First Base (5) 48
Running from Home Base to First Base (6) 48
Running from First to Second Base (7) 48
Failure to Avoid Fielder (8) 48
Touched by Ball While in Play (9) 48
Fair or Foul Hit Caught by Fielder (10) 48
Batsman Becomes a Base Runner (11) 48
Touched by Hit Ball before Touching Fielder (12) 48
Running to Base (13) 48
Umpire Calls Play (14) 48
When Batsman or Base Runner is Out 49
Coaching Rules 50

THE UMPIRE.

Umpire's Power 51, 52
When Master of the Field (1) 52
Must Compel Observance of Playing Rules (2) 52
Special Duties 53
Is Sole Judge of Play (1) 53
Shall see Rules Observed Before Commencing Game (2) 53
Must Keep Contesting Nines Playing (3) 53
Must Count and Call Balls (4) 53
Attention of Umpire is Directed Against 54
Laziness or Loafing , (1) 54
Seeking to Disconcert Fielder (2) 54
Violation of Rules by Base Runner (3) 54
Umpire Must Call Play 55
Umpire Allowed to Call Time 56
Umpire is Empowered to Inflict Fines 57
For Indecent Language (1) 57
Wilful Failure of Captain to Remain within Bounds
(2) 57
Disobedience of a Player (3) 57
Shall Notify Captain (4) 57
Repetition of Offenses (5) 57

FIELD RULES.

No Club Shall Allow Open Betting 58
Who Shall be Allowed in the Field 59
Audience Shall Not be Addressed 60
Every Club Shall Furnish Police Force 61

GENERAL DEFINITIONS.

Play 62
Time 63
Game 64
An Inning 65
A Time at Bat 66
Legal 67
Scoring 68
Batting (1) 68
Runs Made (2) 68
Base Hits (3) 68
Sacrifice Hits (4) 68
Fielding (5) 68
Assists (6) 68
Error (7) 68
Stolen Bases (8) 68
Runs Earned (9) 68
The Summary 69
Number of Earned Runs (1) 69
Number of Two Base Hits (2) 69
Number of Three Base Hits (3) 69
Number of Home Runs (4) 69
Number of Stolen Bases (5) 69
Number of Double and Triple Plays (6) 69
Bases on Called Balls (7) 69
Bases from Being Hit (8) 69
Men Struck Out (9) 69
Passed Balls (10) 69
Wild Pitches (11) 69
Time of Game (12) 69
Name of Umpire (13) 69
Amendments 70