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Eddie Walk Rule

Post by sixofdiamonds » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:11 pm

League Rules, Special Conditions, Eddie Walk Rule

In an attempt to clarify the Eddie Walk Rule, a parenthesis in the wording has been moved as follows...

EDDIE WALK RULE: Any base on balls issued to a core/all-star player batting ahead of an eddie (with 2 outs in the 5th inning and beyond), whether intentional or not, will give the eddie's manager the option of batting that eddie or awarding the eddie first base. If there is a batting out (in other than the last inning of the game) in-between the walked core player and the eddie, the out shall be recorded as such and the inning shall end. The manager’s right to exercise said option is forfeited by the batting out.

EDDIE WALK RULE: Any base on balls issued to a core/all-star player batting ahead of an eddie with 2 outs (in the 5th inning and beyond), whether intentional or not, will give the eddie's manager the option of batting that eddie or awarding the eddie first base. If there is a batting out (in other than the last inning of the game) in-between the walked core player and the eddie, the out shall be recorded as such and the inning shall end. The manager’s right to exercise said option is forfeited by the batting out.

This should eliminate misinterpreting the rule to mean at any time after 2 outs in the 5th inning and beyond. The rule only comes into play when there are 2 outs in either the 5th, 6th, 7th inning or extra innings.

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