Batting Out-of-Turn Results in Great Confusion
This article was published in the Spring 2013 Baseball Research Journal.
The batting out-of-turn (BOOT) rule has been a continuing source of confusion to players, managers, and umpires. Even a league president had trouble with it on one occasion after the May 24, 1945, Tigers at Athletics game, which was notable in other respects.1 The current BOOT rule (6.07), which has been in place since 1957, clearly specifies what should . . .
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