Our league has a situation where a pitcher has made threats to kids at school that he was going to hit them when pitching. Then in the games this pitcher does indeed hit batters with 60+ mph fastballs. We are unable to confirm if these were done intentionally, or if the player threatened was also the player hit. This pitcher has a history of throwing very hard, and also a history of some wildness that leads to hit batters.
We are looking for guidelines on handling such matters. I do not see specific language in the rule book regarding disciplinary actions for players. We have a local rule that a pitcher must be removed from the game once he hits 3 batters, and this particular pitcher has been removed per this rule multiple times.
I would be interested in the online community's input.
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