In the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March, if a winner is not decided in regular innings, a ‘match-up’ will be held from the 10th inning.

It was confirmed on the 13th that the WBC Organizing Committee recently sent the main rules of this tournament to the 20 participating countries. The finalized rules are expected to be released just before the competition.

According to the main rules of this tournament, it is known that the starting inning of the game has been moved from 11 extra innings to 10 extra innings. It has been reported that runners are placed only on second base, not on first and second base, as in the American professional baseball Major League (MLB).

The WBC overtime matchup moved forward from the 13th overtime in the 3rd tournament in 2013 to the 11th overtime in 2017 and the 10th overtime again in 2023. 바카라사이트

The WBC-specific pitch limit rules do not change significantly. As the WBC is held right before the opening of professional leagues in Korea, the United States, Japan, and Taiwan, the WBC organizing committee manages the number of pitches from the first tournament to prevent pitchers from being overworked. In practice games, pitchers can only throw up to 49 balls, and the maximum number of pitches is 65 in the first round of the main round, 80 in the quarterfinal tournament, and 95 after the semifinal. If you throw more than 30 balls, you must take a day off, and if you throw more than 50 balls, you must rest for four days.

The so-called ‘Otani Rule’ is also introduced. MLB introduced the “Ohtani Rule” last year for superstar Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels), who doubles as a pitcher. It is a rule that even if a player who played as a starting pitcher and hitter is defeated on the mound, he can remain on the line as a designated hitter and continue to play.

Ohtani is expected to compete in the WBC with Japan’s national team and face South Korea in the first round of the finals.

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