What is the fewest number of pitches possible in an official baseball game?He wasn't sure of the exact phrasing of the question, but we agreed on the fewest pitches for one pitcher in a complete game.
I quickly said "zero" (a forfeit is called before the first pitch is thrown). However, he said it wasn't a trick question -- and, in fact, he hadn't been able to get an answer from any of the fans he knows.
My guess before he left was "12" -- rained-out game goes the absolute minimum and the pitcher who goes only four innings throws one pitch per batter. But as he was leaving, he asked if a batter could make an out without a pitch being thrown. (I think he can, but can't remember how.)
Anyone have the answer?