Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 8/2/13
Tonight I might have made history with a “One Pitch Strikeout”. I’ll take it haha!!! — Nick Tropeano (@PaPaTropeano) August 2, 2013 You see something new in baseball all the time. Tonight I saw a one-pitch strikeout. #crazy #cchooks — Chris Blake (@ChrisCBlake) August 2, 2013 .@JustinWhiteTCU Batter argued strike one call, and when he refused to get back in the box ump called strike two. Repeat for strike three. — Chris Blake (@ChrisCBlake) August 2, 2013 Nick Tropeano made baseball history last night when he struck out a batter on one pitch. The Corpus Christ Hooks pitcher got a called strike on his first pitch and the batter didn’t like the call. He stepped out of the box, argued the call, and the ump rung him up for strikes 2 and 3 for refusing to get back in the box. Tropeano struck out nine other batters the old fashion way as the Hooks beat the Midland Rockhounds. Here is the MLB rulebook’s explanation: Rule 6.02 (c) If the batter refuses to take his position in the batter’s box during his time at bat, the umpire shall call a strike on the batter. The ball is dead, and no runners may advance. After the penalty, the batter may take his proper position and the regular ball and strike count shall continue. If the batter does not take his proper position before three strikes have been called, the batter shall be declared out Comment: The umpire shall give the batter a reasonable opportunity to take his proper position in the batter’s box after the umpire has called a strike pursuant to Rule 6.02(c) and before the umpire calls a successive strike pursuant to Rule 6.02(c).   [LastAngryFan] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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