Baseball expected to adopt expanded replay

Major League Baseball plans to approve extended instant replay for the 2014 season.

What will be reviewed

Nearly every decision, including all tag plays, plays at first base, and fair or foul balls down the lines.

What won’t be reviewed


Exceptions will be balls and strikes, checked swings, and some foul tips.

Replay rules at a glance

 Each manager will have a maximum two challenges per game.

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 If a challenge is upheld, it won’t count against a manager’s limit.

 If a manager wants to challenge a call, he notifies an umpire before the next pitch.

 A manager cannot call for a challenge after he argues a play.


 Videos will be reviewed in New York, likely by current or former umpires.

 If a manager is out of challenges, an umpire probably will be allowed to call for a review if he wants to.

Timeline: Instant replay

A look when other sports introduced instant replay:

1986: NFL becomes first major sport to use instant replay.

1991: NHL adds the video goal judge.

1999: After eliminating replay before the 1992 season, NFL owners vote to bring it back.

2002: NBA institutes the instant replay rule.

2004: The Big Ten became the first college football conference to use video replay. Its use expanded in 2005 to the ACC, among other conferences, and that season’s college bowl games.

2006: Wimbledon debuts tracking system.

2008: Batted balls reviewed at Little League World Series.

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