Is a team committed to a pinch hitter substitution, even if the hitter never gets to bat?
August 14, 2009 7:32 PM Subscribe
In MLB, if a pinch hitter enters the on-deck circle to warm up, but the side is retired before he actually gets up to bat, does the team still have to go through with the substitution? Or can they 'back out'?
posted by csimpkins to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total)
Just a silly question that's been bugging me for a couple weeks.