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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Arizona Fall League To Test Several Pace-Of-Play Initiatives For Possible MLB Inclusion

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

MLB will test a series of experimental pace-of-game initiatives in the Arizona Fall League for possible MLB inclusion beginning with the '15 season. The measures include the batter keeping at least one foot in the batter's box throughout an at-bat, no-pitch intentional walks, a 20-second pitch clock...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

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