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R1, outs don't matter. Pitcher is in the stretch and the runner takes off for second. Pitcher turns his upper body towards second base before stepping to throw to second base. Is this a balk? 6.02(a)(3) (2015) states the pitcher must step directly towards the base before throwing. But is turning the upper body before stepping legal?

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R1, outs don't matter. Pitcher is in the stretch and the runner takes off for second. Pitcher turns his upper body towards second base before stepping to throw to second base. Is this a balk? ... But is turning the upper body before stepping legal?

​I don't know how F1 could throw to 2B without turning his upper body...legal.

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R1, outs don't matter. Pitcher is in the stretch and the runner takes off for second. Pitcher turns his upper body towards second base before stepping to throw to second base. Is this a balk? 6.02(a)(3) (2015) states the pitcher must step directly towards the base before throwing. But is turning the upper body before stepping legal?

 

Was pitcher set or just in the stretch before coming set?

Assuming set, was there a pause after turning upper body? If so, balk.

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