American Legion Baseball Legion Baseball revises pitch count chart to allow for closers

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  1. Hon Dines

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    American Legion Baseball has revised its pitch count chart for 2017 to allow for specialists such as closers to pitch on consecutive days, providing the pitcher complies with the appropriate rest and appearance rules.

    Gary Stone, Legion Baseball Committee chairman, made the announcement today.

    “After much discussion with department chairmen, coaches, national staff and the Baseball Committee, we believe it’s in the best interest of the baseball program to replace the pitch count chart published in the 2017 National Rule Book,” Stone said. “We will follow the revised pitch count chart as published by USA Baseball. Therefore, the pitch count chart will replace the chart published in the 2017 ALB National Rule Book.”

    Pursuant to the 2017 American Legion Baseball National Rule Book, Rule 1.R., Page 16, an American Legion Baseball player may not enter a game as a pitcher unless having fulfilled the required rest days as mandated in the pitch chart.

    The remainder of Rule 1.R. remains unchanged, including no player may make more than two appearances as a pitcher during any consecutive three-day period.

    Additionally, the new intentional walk rule adopted by Major League Baseball Official Baseball Rule, which allows a manager to signal his decision to home plate instead of having the pitcher throw four pitches outside of the strike zone will also apply to American Legion Baseball games.
     
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    Smart Move!
     
  3. BASEBALLFAN1955

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    pitch count rule need changing. pitches available on any given day, 105 pitches minus pitches made on the prior 4 days.
     
  4. thekidd12

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    So...

    In your suggested rule, and correct me if I am wrong please, a pitcher could pitch literally every day. For example if a team plays three games in three days then as long as he doesn't exceed 105 total he is good? How much rest after he gets to 105 or does count start over on 6th day?
     
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    , in other words would be aloud 105 pitches in any rolling 5 day period, on 6th day , pitches on day 1 would be dropped, on 7th day pitches on day 2 would be dropped, would still need a days in arrow limit. other wise a pitcher could pitch 21 pitches(105 divided by 5 ) everyday of the season.
     

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