Appeal

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Fourth Out Appeal

Topics: Appeal

The Nats hosted the Pirates on June 29th when the Nationals had the opportunity to nullify a Pirates’ run by taking advantage of the “fourth out” appeal rule but failed to do so. With one out in the top of the fifth, the Bucs had Hoy Park on second and Jack Suwinski on third when…

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Type 2 Obstruction – Here’s What You need to Know

Topics: Appeal, Base Awards, Batter Runner, Expert Analysis, Famous Plays, Fielding, Interference, Obstruction, Rules Controversy, Runners Lane

Type 2 Obstruction (Ball Remains in Play) Under Type 2 obstruction, there is no play being directly made on the obstructed runner at the time of the obstruction. The ball is normally a long distance from the act of obstruction.  The umpire signals the obstruction by pointing to the obstruction and yelling “That’s obstruction.” This…

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When does a fly ball stop being a fly ball?

Topics: Appeal, Batted Ball, Fielding, Replay Review, Rules Controversy

When is a Batted Ball No Longer “In Flight” The White Sox and Tigers played at Comerica this past Friday, April 8, 2022. In the bottom of the ninth the Tigers had Austin Meadows on third base and two outs when Javier Báez hit a shot to deep right-field that took right fielder AJ Pollock…

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MLB Hitter Smacks HR But Misses 1B…Umps Didn’t See It But…

Topics: Appeal, Base, Batter Runner, Replay Review

Missing a base on a home run is a rarity on any level of baseball, especially in the major and minor leagues. According to data at retrosheet.com, it appears the last home run in the major leagues to be lost due to a player failing to touch a base happened on June 17, 1983, when…

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Catcher’s Interference: A Potential Game-Changing Decision for a Manager

Topics: Appeal, Base, Base Awards, Baseline, Batter, Batter Interference, Catcher Interference, Coach, Expert Analysis, Interference, Manager, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, protest, Quick Pitch, Rules Controversy, Umpire, Uncategorized

Perhaps the most impactful catcher’s interference call of the 2020 season occurred in the deciding game of the White Sox vs. A’s series in Oakland. With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth, Tommy La Stella was batting for the A’s with Sean Murphy on first base and two outs when La…

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Ted Barrett and Chris Welsh Discuss What is Needed for a Continuous Appeal.

Topics: Appeal, Fielding, Runners, Video - Fielder, Video - Runner
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Runner Who Passes 2B Properly Re-Touches the Base on His Way Back to 1B. Safe on Appeal.

Topics: Appeal, Placing Runners, Runners, Video - Runner
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Proper Continuous Appeal at Home Plate Nabs Runner Who Missed Plate

Topics: Appeal, Catcher, Dugout, Runners, Video - Fielder, Video - Runner
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Runner is Out on Continuous Appeal

Topics: Appeal, Base, Runners, Video - Fielder, Video - Runner
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Runner Misses 2B and the defensive Team Tries an Appeal. Out or Safe?

Topics: Appeal, Base, Runners, Video - Fielder, Video - Runner
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