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Would someone please explain the double switch?

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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:48 pm

First of all, quit watching that garbage known as AL baseball. :-D All it is is when a manager wants to make a switch (usually when the pitcher is due up) he takes out the guy hitting right before the player he wants to pinch hit for (again, usually the pitcher) and puts the new pitcher in that spot and the substitute in the pitcher's spot. For example, if the pitchers spot is due up to start the inning, you take out the No 8 hitter, put the pitcher there so he won't come up again for at least two innings and put the pinch hitter in the No 9 spot. Guess it's a little more complicated than I thought, huh? :-? :-D
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:05 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:Does a pitcher have to be replaced when a double switch takes place?


No, that's just usually how it's done since it's a RP coming in and they won't go more than a couple of innings so that spot in the lineup will not come up until the pitcher needs to be pinch hit for again. You could do it with any position on the field if you wanted, but it would be a waste of a bench player.
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