On November 4, 1957 — With a new balk rule, an option now includes keeping the ball in play after the call is made. If a player gets a hit, a team can accept the outcome of the pitch, instead of being only limited to the advance of the baserunner(s).

 


Subscribe to This Day In Baseball

Get our latest Posts in your in box


This Day In Baseball on Patreon
Own this Day and Be Part of Baseball History


Sources:
Baseball Reference November 4
National Pastime November 4
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project