Time, Time At Bat
”Time” is the command given by the umpire to suspend play. The ball becomes dead when it is given and no game action can occur, except for penalties or awards. The term is also used in recording the length of the game.
Time At Bat is the period beginning when a batter first enters the plate area and continuing until he is put out, strikes out, or scores a run.
A batter is not charged with a time at bat when he is replaced before being charged with three strikes or he is replaced after being charged with three strikes and his substitute does not strike out;
When Illegal Substitution occurs as in Rule 3, Sect. 1, Art. 1, a time - at - bat will be charged for the replaced player for each time his illegal substitute batted.