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Who hits first, home or away?

Home team at bat

Home team at bat

Anonymous asked:Is home at bat first or is away?


Rick answered: Thank you for your question.

Visitors always bat first, home team last.

Yours in baseball,

Rick

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Nov 21, 2012
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Option to bat first
by: Rick, theoleballgame.com

Thank you for your comment.

I have never been able to locate in the rule book where the home team has the option to bat first if they wish.

It may be there somewhere; but as you say, it is a bad idea. Very big advantage to have last bats.

Yours in baseball,

Rick

Nov 21, 2012
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Option to bat first
by: Rick, theoleballgame.com

Thank you for your comment.

I have never been able to locate in the rule book where the home team has the option to bat first if they wish.

It may be there somewhere; but as you say, it is a bad idea. Very big advantage to have last bats.

Yours in baseball,

Rick

Oct 16, 2012
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Actually
by: Anonymous

The home team can opt to hit first but its a bad idea to

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