Baseball Shorts: Duracell Rule

Today’s episode of Baseball Shorts is a real short one. It explains the term, Duracell Rule.

Used Duracell batteriesOne may think the term Duracell Rule has something to do with former Detroit Tigers star player Al Kaline, but it doesn’t.

According to the Dickson Baseball Dictionary, the Duracell Rule is an unwritten rule that says “If there is a close play in right field of Yankee Stadium, never, ever rule against the home team for fear of getting a concussion from being showered with batteries.”

It was Thom Loverro of the Washington Times, who came up with this term in 1996 when the umpires ruled in favor of the Yankees during game one of the American League Championship Series when Derek Jeter was awarded a home run even though a twelve-year-old kid named Jeffrey Maier reached out with his glove and hauled the ball in before right fielder Tony Carasco could catch it.

Irish American Baseball Society

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

Maritime Pro Ball

Blog advocating bringing minor league ball to the Maritime Provinces!

D-Backs Europe

Een kijk op de MLB met een vleugje Arizona Diamondbacks

Milujeme Baseball

Nejlepší český web o baseballu

Dutch Baseball Hangout

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014


Follow my trip in the USA during the 2016 summer!

Honkbal Op Zolder

Blog over bijzaken in Major League Baseball

The Ball Caps Blog

Baseball caps and beyond

The Negro Leagues Up Close

A blog about a century of African-American baseball history

Baseball History Daily

Heroes, Villains, Oddities and Minutia--The Forgotten History of the National Pastime

The Midwest League Traveler

Traveling & writing about the Midwest League, past & present, since 2011

Ben's Biz Blog

The Greatest Minor League Baseball Blog of All Time

B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful

Your guide to all things prospect, courtesy of Jonathan Mayo

Universo Béisbol

Hagamos del béisbol un deporte más universal.

%d bloggers like this: