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  LEJ Sports Group - Pitch, Hit & Run, JAM Session Invitational, JR. NBA/ JR. WNBA
PITCH, HIT and RUN is a free national program that gives boys and girls ages 14 and under the chance to showcase their baseball abilities.
PITCH, HIT and RUN is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of baseball.
PITCH, HIT and RUN is designed to test three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball: pitching, hitting and running.
lejsports.com /lej_baseball_pitch_hit_run.asp   (529 words)

  
 Hit by Pitch Baseball Rule
It may seem obvious when a batter is hit by a pitch and awarded first base, but there are some cases where a base may not be awarded.
In addition to a batter being hit out of the strike zone while attempting to get out of the way, there are a couple of misconceptions about being hit by the pitch where people will think the batter should not be awarded first and in fact they should be.
A pitched ball that hits the batter after bouncing is not a dead ball.
www.qcbaseball.com /baseball_rules/hit_by_pitch1.aspx   (592 words)

  
  Hit by a Pitch Records by Baseball Almanac
Hit by a Pitch Records by Baseball Almanac
Frank Chance played in a doubleheader on May 30, 1904, and became the only player to ever get hit by a pitch five times during a doubleheader.
The last player from each league to tie the record for being hit by a pitch in a nine-inning game: Corey Koskie on July 27, 2004, with the Minnesota Twins and Richard Hidalgo on April 19, 2000, with the Houston Astros.
www.baseball-almanac.com /recbooks/rb_hbp2.shtml   (162 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A batter is not charged with a time at bat if he is hit by a pitch, but he is credited with an RBI if he is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, thus forcing in a run.
In the case where a batter swings and the pitch hits him anyway, the ball is dead and a strike is called.
Inside pitching is a common and legal tactic in baseball, and many players make use of brushback pitches, or pitches aimed underneath the chin, to keep players away from the plate.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=hit_by_pitch   (789 words)

  
 Baseball Lingo at Baseball Tips.com
brushback -- A pitch that nearly hits a batter.
It's usually hit by a coach using a "fungo bat," which is longer and thinner than a normal bat.
Texas Leaguer -- A bloop hit that drops between an infielder and outfielder.
www.baseballtips.com /lingo.html   (725 words)

  
 Pitch, Hit & Run   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sponsored by Pepsi, the Major League Baseball PITCH, HIT and RUN provides youngsters ages 7 to 14 the opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball skills competition.
PITCH, HIT and RUN is a free national program that gives boys and girls ages 7 to 14 the chance to showcase their baseball abilities.
The PITCH, HIT and RUN competition is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of baseball.
www.ci.deer-park.tx.us /city_government/parks_recreation/athletics/pitch_hit_run-1.htm   (138 words)

  
 The Mental Game
A good pitch to hit is one you have anticipated, in an area that you can handle, relative to the count, score, inning, which base(s) occupied, and your comfort level against the pitcher.
To hit a pitch from the middle-half in, position your body to hit the ball out in front of your lead knee.
Hitters jack-knife away from pitches middle-half in because they were in no position to hit the pitch; they were looking for something else (or had no plan).
www.hardball.net /files/EpsteinGetting_a_Good_Pitch_to_Hit_Hol2001.htm   (2761 words)

  
 Hit by pitch - BR Bullpen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
HBP is the abbreviation for Hit By Pitch.
When a batter is hit by a pitch, the ball is dead and batter is awarded first base.
The pitcher may be warned if the umpire considers the pitch to be intentional.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/HBP   (71 words)

  
 Pitch, Hit and Run
PITCH, HIT and RUN is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of baseball.
PITCH, HIT and RUN is a national grassroots program that has four levels of competition - Local, Sectional, Team Championship and National Finals.
Major League Baseball, LEJ Sports Group and state coordinators and organizers of the PITCH, HIT and RUN competition reserve the right to make rulings and recommendations regarding the competition events determined to be in the best interest of the program.
www.greentreeboro.com /pitch.html   (932 words)

  
 Return On Assets Is The Hit By Pitch Of Investing | Best Syndication
Return on assets is the hit by pitch of investing.
You don’t have to know a lot about baseball to know that the number of times a batter is hit by a pitch shouldn’t tell you much about his value to the team.
After all, getting hit by a pitch is a fairly rare occurrence.
www.bestsyndication.com /?q=091806_investment_hit.htm   (1279 words)

  
 April Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is not the case when a coach is hit by a pitch.
When a player get hits by a pitch, she is, without a doubt the first to know.
When a coach gets hit, he or she is usually the last to know.
www.pitchafit.com /Articles/Hit.html   (652 words)

  
 MarianoRivera.com » An Unofficial Mariano Rivera Fan Site
He will pitch as long as he is able to compete at the level he knows how.
He pitched the bottom of the ninth and got Kenny Lofton to fly to center.
Kevin Millar was hit by a pitch which also hit the bat and the Orioles had two runners on and the potential tying run at the plate.
www.marianorivera.com   (1320 words)

  
 Kids Sports & Fitness Advice | Baseball Batting Tips | Hitting & Pitching Practice | Beanballs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Getting hit by a baseball is one of the most painful things in sports - but it's also part of the game.
It's more painful getting hit in the groin, the stomach or the face than it is in the butt where there's a bit more padding.
If a pitch is about to hit you, turn to avoid getting hit in the face or the front of the body.
www.kidzworld.com /article/3516-quiz-the-coach-im-afraid-of-getting-hit   (488 words)

  
 ABC News: Seagull Is Hit by Pitch
Seagull Is Hit by Pitch After Flying Between Pitcher and Batter During Minor League Ballgame in Buffalo
The seagull was struck by a pitch, carried off the field by a player and later flew away.
The bird beaning was captured on videotape by the stadium's camera crew during the Bisons' 3-2 loss in 16 innings.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=2049521&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (266 words)

  
 LEJ Sports Group - Pitch, Hit & Run, JAM Session Invitational, JR. NBA/ JR. WNBA
PITCH, HIT and RUN is a free national program that gives boys and girls ages 14 and under the chance to showcase their baseball abilities.
PITCH, HIT and RUN is designed to test three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball: pitching, hitting and running.
Over 3,000 competitions will be held nationwide with the pitching, hitting and running and all-around champions in each age group advancing to the Sectional Competitions.
www.lejsports.com /lej_baseball_pitch_hit_run.asp   (529 words)

  
 Hit by Pitch Records by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for hit batsmen — including career marks, single season plateaus and game related records.
The record for most hit batters by the same pitcher during two (2) consecutive games is held by Sam Shaw who struck nine (9) batters June 13th and 15th of 1893.
The same record in the American League belongs to Ted Lyons of the Chicago White Sox who pitched a twenty-one inning game on May 24, 1929, and did not strike a single batter.
www.baseball-almanac.com /recbooks/rb_hbp.shtml   (216 words)

  
 Softball: Hit By Pitch
I can answer your slow pitch and fast pitch softball umpiring questions regarding rules & rule interpretations, umpire positioning, proper umpire mechanics, angles, umpire education, and moving to the "next level" in softball umpiring.
Ball is pitched, hits the dirt way out in front of the batter, then strikes her, but her movement to clear the ball is in response to being hit by the ball.
If the batter is hit anywhere on the body, including the hands, while swinging at a pitch, the ball is dead and a strike called.
en.allexperts.com /q/Softball-2562/Hit-Pitch.htm   (473 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus | Articles | What Happens to "All Hit, No Pitch" Teams?
However, while pitching is not the primary determinant of, it is still unusual for a team to win consistently without it.
Therefore, team pitching performance should also vary more from year to year than team hitting, i.e., a team's pitching performance in a given year reflects luck and randomness to a greater extent than a team's hitting.
In fact, one of the reasons I expect that the crummy pitching teams maintained their success so well is that pitching problems are easier to fix than hitting problems.
www.baseballprospectus.com /article.php?articleid=331&nocache=1162433971   (1014 words)

  
 Phillies hit by pitch
After being in the bottom half of MLB in hit by pitches in both 2005 and 2004, the Phillies really shined this season as they were hit more than any other team in either league.
For guys getting hit that often it's a significant part of what they bring to a team offensively -- Rowand was hit as many times this year as he walked.
In '05 they were hit 56 times, 16th-most in baseball, and in '04 they were hit 58 times, which was the 18th-most in baseball.
www.philliesflow.com /110806.html   (797 words)

  
 How to Hit a Normal Pitch Shot - WikiHow
The pitch shot is a short approach shot which goes up in the air first and then lands without moving forwards too much.
Make sure that when you address the ball, the end of the grip, or the "butt" of the club as it's called is pointing left of your belly-button and the ball is positioned opposite your left breast.
They are easier to hit, because the sidespin element is reduced which is not the case as the clubs get longer.
www.wikihow.com /Hit-a-Normal-Pitch-Shot   (993 words)

  
 The Ballpark - Hit By Pitch for an Out   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
-- 09-14-2004 @ 1:12 PM Actually, I think the correct term is "dead ball strike", because once the batter is hit by the pitch, the ball is dead and all runners must go back to the last base legally occupied at the time of pitch.
If it hit the player first, assuming he was not swinging, dead ball, take your base.
But no matter what, a pitch that hits the batter is dead.
www.baseballscorecard.com /forum/printthread.cfm?Forum=11&Topic=684   (446 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus | Articles | Aim For The Head: Hit-by-Pitch Rates
If the A's HBP totals were solely due to seeing more pitches per plate appearance (and teams otherwise had no ability to induce more HBP), we should see a relationship between the HBP rate (HBP per PA) and the number of pitches seen per PA (NP per PA).
We have examples of teams that see a lot of pitches, and get hit a lot (which happens to be Oakland), but we also have teams that see even more pitches, and are among the lowest teams in the rate at which they get hit (San Diego).
There's a bit of a complicating factor in that getting hit by a pitch directly increases OBP, and yields another PA in which a batter could be hit.
www.baseballprospectus.com /article.php?articleid=1206   (719 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB - Recap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Biggio set the modern record for being hit by pitches and added a solo homer, helping Roy Oswalt win his fourth straight start in Houston's 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
Biggio was hit on the left elbow in the fourth inning by Byung-Hyun Kim, breaking Don Baylor's post-1900 record of 267 times hit by pitches.
Morgan Ensberg hit his 20th homer, Jason Lane added 13th and Lance Berkman had three hits to extend his hitting streak to nine games.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/recap?gameId=250629127   (1159 words)

  
 Sports: Sackett - Hit the right pitch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It's easier for most people to hit a wedge 100 yards than it is 45 yards.
When you are faced with a pitch shot and the distance is less than your full swing, here are some key guidelines that you must adapt into your game plan.
This is one of the key reasons that you might hit the shot fat.
www.azcentral.com /sports/golf/sackett/0117sackett.html   (627 words)

  
 Arkansas Blog : Filmmaker hit by pitch
For a minute or so, Masino went down for the count, as she was hit in the left side of the face by the chimpanzee while she was escorting her child and two other kids around the Zoo.
Last Friday a friend told me that while at the zoo the week before one of the chimps threw a rock at her young daughter (10) and hit her on the leg (she wasn't hurt).
She did, however, pick it up and throw it back before her parents could stop her...no she didn't hit the chimp.
www.arktimes.com /blogs/arkansasblog/2006/08/filmmaker_hit_by_pitch.aspx   (1070 words)

  
 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Astros' Biggio hit by pitch during game
Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio's was hit by a pitch in the right hand Wednesday night and he had to leave the game.
NEW YORK --Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio's was hit by a pitch in the right hand Wednesday night and he had to leave the game.
Biggio, who was leading off the top of the ninth, appeared to swing at a pitch from Mets closer Braden Looper when he immediately fell to the ground, holding his hand.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2005/04/13/astros_biggio_hit_by_pitch_during_game?mode=PF   (148 words)

  
 Senior sets new hit by pitch record in one season ::
With nine regular season games left, Tannahill is also on pace to become the career leader in being hit by pitches - she sits two shy of the career record of 17 set by Jane Kremer from 1986-89.
Generally, leadoff hitters and slappers are in the best position to break the hit by pitch record.
Leadoff hitters on the other hand see the most at bats over the span of a season and therefore have more opportunities of taking one for the team.Revelle said it was not uncharacteristic of Tannahill to break this particular record because she is an RBI producer and a threat at the plate.
www.cstv.com /sports/w-softbl/uwire/042006aaz.html   (608 words)

  
 JUGS
No valuable time is lost when the pitch is to his liking and he decides to swing the bat.
The Negative Mental Approach to hitting is not only the result of the coach's admonition to the player to “get a good ball to hit,” but also to the player�s fear of being hit by the baseball.
Fear of being hit by the baseball results in the hitter making certain the pitch is not going to hit him before getting mentally and physically ready to swing the bat.
thejugscompany.com /coaches/coachdrill20.cfm   (655 words)

  
 The Official Site of The Houston Astros: News: Houston Astros News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although Hugie Jennings was hit 287 times during his Major League career from 1891-1918, Baylor's record was considered the "modern day" mark, and the one Major League Baseball recognized as official.
Biggio insists he is not trying to get hit, but rather, he is trying to get a hit.
A few weeks ago, he called being hit by a pitch "the Purple Heart of baseball," and said plunkings are just another part of the game, albeit a dangerous one.
houston.astros.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050629&content_id=1108220&vkey=news_hou&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou   (613 words)

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