Necklaces and Mouths


William Fabian from Berlin, CT asks:

Did the commissioner tell all of the players not to wear necklaces? Since when have the pitchers been allowed to go to their mouths while on the mound?

According to the Little League rule book players are not allowed to wear any jewelry unless it is for medical purposes. In the Major Leagues there are no rules against players wearing jewelry.

As for the pitchers going to their mouth while on the mound: the rule has been changed a couple times in the past few years. The current rule is that the pitcher can not go to his mouth while on the pitcher's plate and must clearly wipe his hand dry before touching the ball or getting onto the pitcher's plate. If the pitcher does not follow this rule a "ball" will be rewarded to the batter.

Answered by: Jonathan Bravo
Keywords: Pitching

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