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Table O: Rule Changes 1980-1989




Table O: Rule Changes 1980-1989
DATE RULE CHANGE Rule
1983 A pitcher who pitches only a third of an inning in a season will not have his ERA rounded off. His total for innings pitched will be carried as one third. 10.22
1988 Protective helmets are mandatory for catchers. 1.16(d)
1989 The "game-winning RBI" (previously credited to a batter who gave his club "the lead it never relinquished") is eliminated as an official statistic. 10.04(e)

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JCBA Vol. 20. Rule Changes (1980-1989)
URL: http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/jcba20_1980.html
Published: December 15, 2001
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