Not that I know of, although I only have a passing acquintance with the game, largely based on a brief visit to Exeter. Batters can and do stay "up" for hours at a time. If they hit the ball, they don't even have to run if they don't think they can make it. They have to "protect the wicket", as the nominal goal of the "bowler" or pitcher, is to hit the wicket, which will be indicated by knocking off the little stick on top. I believe the principal foul of the batter is LBW, or "Leg Before Wicket", i.e. protecting the wicket with his heavily padded leg. Of course, he is "out" in this case. Kind of like capital punishment.
“Guess thats why the libs are trying to push soccer. Weakest of all the games called football.”
Heck, in soccer the players are always butting the ball with their heads. They do it every game. How many concussion possibilities per each player per game? A whole bunch? Think also of the neck compression from butting said ball.
I might add, that the author of this article seems to think the entire purpose of the game of football is to try to bash the other player in order to maim him. No mention of the skill of the game, the thinking man’s part of the sport, the physical skill, the cunning, the development of plays, the theory of the game. No, football exists just to try to physically destroy the opponent. Not.