Major League Baseball games are designed to last nine innings, with the winner being the team that has the most runs at the end of the game. However, it is possible for a game to end in a draw, though it is rare. This post will discuss why this can happen and the implications of a game ending in a draw. For many years, the Chicago Cubs were known for their daytime baseball games. This was because their home stadium, Wrigley Field, did not have lights.
As such, if the game was tied after nine innings, it would end in a draw as it didn't make sense to schedule another game to resume the game. However, this isn't entirely accurate as games can end in a draw even if they reach extra innings 0-0 and then both teams score in extra innings. A full baseball game is generally scheduled for nine innings, while softball games consist of seven innings. However, this may be shortened due to weather or extended if the score is tied at the end of the scheduled innings. So, can a baseball game end 0-0? While it is rare, it is possible for MLB games to end in a draw if both teams are tied after nine innings. The 15-team Frontier League is an independent circuit designated as the official partner league of Major League Baseball.
In one example, the Robins (the predecessors of the Dodgers) and the Braves were tied at 1 and that's how the game ended. This is because additional entries can be accumulated infinitely and that a game can last forever. In order to protect pitchers and batters from playing too long, MLB has implemented a leniency rule for pitchers in spring training games. This rule allows games to end in a draw if they are delayed in the sixth inning or if they don't play more games against each other during the rest of the year and the game was canceled due to rain. The fact that there are more than 90 games a week instead of fewer than 50 in the 16-team era may also be a factor as to why games can end in a draw. Out of 192,701 games played so far, only a few have ended with a score of 0-0.