Rain Delay Rules for Baseball

Unlike most team sports, baseball games have no time limit. They can become even longer when the weather doesn't cooperate. Rain delays in professional baseball, including the major leagues, and many amateur leagues, are governed by the official rules of baseball. These rules dictate who can call rain delay and when.

A. McDougall
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What Does it Mean If a Team Has a Half a Game Lead in Baseball?

Due to a quirk in the way standings are calculated throughout a baseball season, the lead one team has over another is often described in half-games. For example, one team will have a half-game lead over another. The quirk is simple to understand in the context of how standings are compiled.

Bobby R. Goldsmith
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How to Be a Good Captain of a Sports Team

Being the captain of a sports team requires certain traits that promote other team members to respect and follow your direction. However, the captain isn't necessarily the best player on the team. Not everyone can handle the position of team captain.

Eliza Martinez
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5 Things You Need to Know About Getting Hit with a Baseball

Each year, hospital emergency rooms see more than 95,000 baseball-related injuries. Many consist of minor sprains or muscle strain, but the most serious injuries come from getting hit with a baseball or a baseball bat, particularly on the head, eyes or chest. Baseball leads the way in sports injuries to the eyes.

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How to Care for Sore Biceps & Triceps From Throwing a Baseball

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Elden Auker told the "New York Times" in 2006 that pitchers get sore arms because they "don't throw enough." Doctors seeing an influx of overuse injuries might disagree that the cure to a sore throwing arm is throwing more.

Kimberlee Leonard
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Can a Runner Steal a Base in Little League Baseball?

The rules in Little League baseball generally mirror those of Major League Baseball. A few, however, have been adapted to better serve the needs of youngsters. The rules governing stealing bases are a good example. You can steal bases in Little League, but only after a pitch reaches the hitter.

Jim Thomas
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My Shoulder Hurts Whenever I Throw a Baseball

Shoulder pain in baseball can be a common occurrence among players. The overhand motion of throwing a baseball combined with the delicate nature of the joint can put it under stress. One of the first signs of stress in the shoulder is pain during and after pitching.

Steve Silverman
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How to Heal Blisters Fast From a Baseball Bat

Blisters generally occur when an object moves across the skin in a manner that creates friction. On the hands, baseball bats and other handheld sports equipment cause blisters when they rub against delicate skin on the fingers and palm, causing the top layer of skin to separate from a lower layer.

Sandra Ketcham
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How to Determine a Carry in Volleyball

A volleyball carry is sometimes referred to as a catch, lift or throw. The rules for a carry are spelled out in the official rules of the game and it is the responsibility of the referee to determine if a player has violated a ball-handling rule.

Chris Callaway
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Rules and Regulations for Baseball

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Although there are a few variations in game rules due to age differences and other factors, the basic rules are largely the same no matter where a game is being played or who is playing it.

Robert Costello
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How to Clean a Moldy Leather Baseball Glove

Mold and mildew are fungi that develop in areas that are damp and in areas of low airflow. They spread through spores and are difficult to eliminate. Cleaning and conditioning are the best ways to remove mold and mildew from a baseball glove.

Stephanie Dube Dwilson
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How to Clean Batting Gloves

Batting gloves help ball players get a grip on the bat. Whether you wear thin batting gloves for baseball or thick ones for cricket, they can get smelly after sweating in them. Your sweat, combined with playing on a dirt field and sliding into bases, can leave gloves in need of serious cleaning.

S.R. Becker
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