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Baseball Pitch Count BY League Age
Baseball Pitch Count BY Days Rest Thresholds
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Other Important Rules

  • Pitcher to catcher ban: any pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game may not go behind the plate to play catcher for the remainder of the day. A player who has played the position of catcher in four or more innings in a game is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day. 

  • Minor league pitching: Players over age 12 may not pitch in Minors division games.

  • Multiple games: Players may not pitch in more than one game in a day.

  • Pitches in suspended/regulation tie games charged against pitcher's eligibility. If suspended games are resumed on another day, pitchers of record at time game was suspended will be allowed to pitch to the extent of their eligibility for that day if they have rested the proper amount of days.

  • Completion of pitching to batter: In a new ruling for 2010, if a pitcher reaches the pitch-count limit for their age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to throw until the batter reaches bas, is thrown out, or the third out is made to complete the half inning.

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