What makes feet illegal in the set position is when the swivel foot is on the outside of the pitch rubber – to the left or right of the red line that marks the edges of the rubber. You can see it in the images below. Note that in the image on the right, the free foot is also outside the rubber edge, but this is not the problem. The position of the swivel foot, not the free foot, makes the position illegal. The photos below show two arrangements of the feet of the jug in the winding position, both completely legal. The red dotted line represents the front of the pitch rubber. There are three critical points in determining the legal positions of the foot overall: A.R. 1-If hands are clasped in the throwing position, the pitcher must not back down. In both illustrations, the swivel foot is correctly positioned in contact with the rubber. However, in both cases, the free foot is completely in front of the rubber and is not in contact with it. In the example on the right, it doesn`t matter if the free foot is located on the side of the rubber. What makes the position illegal is that the free foot is behind the front of the rubber. The feet should also be directed more towards the original plate.
Here is a flowchart showing the pitch sequence from the defined position. Take a look at the two photos below. Note the position of the feet. These two photos show examples of legal settlement positions. The photo on the right shows the jug taking signs from the receiver; In a moment, he will bring his hands together (as you can see on the left) before delivering the pitch. According to 8.01(d) above, the pitcher in Little League may start with his foot not swivelling behind and off the pitcher`s plate, OR may start with the non-swivel foot on the plate and back up with that foot in front of or during hands together to throw it (8.01(g)). However, ASA/USA, NSA, PGF, USSSA, NCAA, Olympics and NPF (National Pro Fastpitch) require both feet to touch the pitcher`s plate to start, and the only step allowed during the throw is the non-swivel foot moving forward and towards the plate. For this reason, and because there is no discernible or proven benefit for the pitcher to start or move the non-swivel foot behind the pitcher`s plate, we recommend that managers, coaches and parents teach players to start with both feet, touch the pitcher`s plate and take a single step forward.
In this way, the player does not have to relearn his throwing movement at a later stage of his participation in softball. (a) A legal pitch delivery is a ball that is delivered to the batter in a sneaky move. In these fields, a pitcher can only take the winding position by positioning itself in the hole in front of the rubber. There should be no daylight between the back of the foot and the front of the rubber, but sometimes there is a strip of light. Let go. Installation is legal. o) The pitcher must not make two turns of the arm during the movement of the wind turbine. A jug can drop the arm to the side and backwards before starting the windmill movement. If the movement of the windmill is not used, the ball must be delivered beyond the hip to the original plate at the first push to the front of the throwing arm. If a match follows the illegal playing field, the person responsible for the violation can inform the referee of a decision to reject the illegal pitch penalty and accept the match. This choice takes place immediately at the end of the game.
However, if the batter hits the ball and reaches first base safely, and all base runners advance at least one base to the action of the hit ball, play continues without reference to the illegal pitch. Below are two more examples of feet in the winding position. The image on the left shows the classic structure. The image on the right is also legal and is perhaps the most common arrangement you`ll see, with both feet in front of the rubber and just touching. First, let`s go over a very important point that we covered in our article The Pitcher. When the pitcher has activated (touched) his rotation foot, he is usually a pitcher; When his feet are not connected to the rubber, he is simply another outfield player among nine outfield players. First, the liquidation position imposes limits on the legal measures the pitcher can take, making it difficult to keep runners on their bases. Second, the pitch movement to the plate takes longer than the set position, which would give a baserunner an advantage when flying.
The winding position is therefore a handicap with the riders on the base. (m) The thrower shall not use a throwing motion where, after bringing his hands together, he withdraws one hand from the ball and returns it to both hands in front of the body. The following table shows the most common scenarios of illegal parking spaces. In both examples, the swivel foot is in contact with the rubber. This is a prerequisite. The free foot can be next to the rubber, but not in front. Part of the free foot should touch or be behind the red line that marks the front of the pitch rubber. (c) The shoulders must correspond to the first and third base. When the pitcher takes the pitching position, the pitcher must have his hands separated and have the ball either in the glove or in the pitcher`s hand. PENALTY: The penalty imposed for a violation of all paragraphs of rule 8.01, except paragraph (i), is an unlawful place.
A violation of (i) is considered a non-terrain. The defined position is also called deformation. This is not technically correct, but it has nevertheless become a common usage. In fact, “stretching” is a movement that a thrower makes when pitching from the fixed position; It is this movement when the jug leans against the receiver`s taking signs before straightening up and coming completely adjusted. We`ll see in a moment. In baseball, the field of play is the act of throwing the baseball towards the welcome plate to start a game. The term comes from Knickerbocker`s rules. Originally, the ball had to be thrown under the hand, much like “horseshoe throwing”. Hand throwing was not allowed in baseball until 1884. Important: It is important that you look at the feet of the pitcher on each field as he engages the rubber, and that you mentally note the position of throwing – curling or sitting. His position as a thrower influences what he is allowed to do and what actions can lead to a backflow or illegal ground. Here are two pictures of jugs in a legal position.
The photo on the left shows a left-handed pitcher and shows how the set position helps keep a runner on base. In both photos, however, you can see the swivel foot touching and parallel to the rubber and the free foot in front of it. g) A step back may be taken before or at the same time as the hands are together. The swivel foot must remain in contact with the pitch plate at all times before the forward step.