The World Series is the name of the championship series in Major League Baseball. Each season, the champion of the American League plays the National League champion to establish the best team in baseball that season.
On May 30, 2009, the Texas Longhorns beat the Boston College Eagles 3-2. It lasted 7 hours and 3 minutes across 25 innings, setting the NCAA record for longest baseball game ever in both duration and innings.
The 2021 Major League Baseball season began on April 1, while the regular season ended on October 3.
In the 2020 MLB season, a new rain delay rule was introduced. An official game is recorded if the game completes the fifth inning (15 total outs per team) or if the home team is leading in the middle of the fifth inning.
In the MLB, a game will end early due to weather if one team is ahead after 5 innings (or 15 outs) have been completed by each team. Whoever has the most runs after those 15 outs will be declared the winner.
The Fastest Pitch Ever: Aroldis Chapman’s 106 MPH Heater
On September 24, 2010, former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who hails from Cuba, delivered a 105.1-mph fastball, measured by Statcast, in a game against the San Diego Padres, which is recognized as the Guinness World Record for fastest pitch ever.
Completely unofficial and no record books have ever been kept. The following pitchers had no problem with their pitch count, at least for one inning, as they started the inning, threw exactly three pitches and recorded three outs.
In theory, a baseball game could go on forever; in practice, however, they eventually end. In addition to that rule, a game might theoretically end if both the home and away team were to run out of players to substitute (see Substitutions, below).
The field expands from 10 teams to 12, and the bygone Wild Card Game has been replaced with the best-of-three Wild Card Series, which doubles as the opening round. In order to get from 10 teams to 12, each league has added one wild-card entrant. But that isn’t the only wrinkle, as we’re about to detail.
The season begins with the official Opening Day, and, as of 2018, runs 26½ weeks through the last Sunday of September or first Sunday of October. One or more International Opener games may be scheduled outside the United States or Canada before the official Opening Day.
In the case of a nine-inning game, if your team (or opponent) is winning by 10 runs after seven innings (or after the top of the sixth if you are the home team) the game ends. The Mercy Rule is in play after five innings (or after the top of the fourth if you are the home team) if your team is ahead by ten runs.
As a general rule, baseball games aren’t played in the rain as a way to protect players from injury and to prevent damage to the field. Heavy rain limits the visibility of the baseball while also making the baseball heavy and slippery.
There used to be league curfews, like the one that interrupted the White Sox and Brewers, but an MLB spokesman confirmed that there aren’t any more, and nothing in the rulebook gives an umpire the authority to set a time limit midgame. Neither does Fenway have a curfew, a Red Sox spokesman said.
What is the highest-scoring game in MLB history? As noted in the list above, the Cubs and Phillies own the highest-scoring game in MLB history with 49 total runs on Aug. 25, 1922. Philadelphia once trailed 25-6 and almost pulled off an improbable comeback, but fell three runs short of tying the score.
You can arrive as late as you need to a baseball game because the gates will be open at all times from the start of when they are opened until the game is finished. So when life happens, you don’t need to worry about getting inside the stadium.
In baseball, the ninth inning is the last inning of the game. Sometimes, the bottom of the ninth inning is not played, or ends before three outs are made. The game is over, and play will end immediately in the ninth inning if: The home team is in the lead at the end of the top-half of the ninth inning.
Baseball estimates between eight and 10 dozen baseballs are used in every major-league game.
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The MLB season, with 162-games, is the longest of the major American sports. After the regular season, the highest-ranking teams enter playoff games. Total eight teams, four from each league, get into the playoffs.
A ban on infield shifts. Beginning in 2023, teams no longer will be allowed to have more than two infielders on one side of second base. Opening the field puts a premium on athleticism and incentivizes hitters to put the ball in play.
Major League Baseball’s new Joint Competition Committee has voted to ban defensive shifts and to add a 15-second pitch clock beginning in the 2023 season.
No shock here: drinking alcohol during a baseball game is clearly prohibited under MLB rules, even though it’s arguably one of the only sports in which a mild buzz wouldn’t likely result in a serious concussion, missed pass, or poorly negotiated green (that’s what they call it in golf, right?).