Batter Runner

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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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Javier Baez Confuses Pirates When He Runs From 1B to Home

Topics: Baseball Myths, Batter Runner, force out, Time Play

Rule 5.08 (a) says that no run can score when the batter-runner makes the third out before he touches first base, or if the inning ends in a force. The Pirates hosted the Cubs on Thursday afternoon. In the top of the third, Javier Baez was batting with Willson Contreras on second base and two…

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What Happens After a Balk? (MLB/OBR Rules)

Topics: Balk, Base Awards, Batter Runner, Video - Pitcher
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Batter-Runner Beats the Throw but Steps on Fielder’s Foot! Safe or Out?

Topics: Batter Runner, Runners
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Can a Batter Carry Bat Around the Bases?

Topics: Baseball Myths, Batter Runner, Runner Interference
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The NFHS Runner’s Lane Rule: Umpire’s Guide

Topics: Baseline, Batter Runner, Runner Interference

This Special Report was written by Rick Roder, author of The Rules of Professional Baseball: A Comprehensive Reorganization and Clarification. Email Rick, rick@nullrulesofbaseball.com Baseball’s running lane rule got its day in the sun in Game 6 of the 2019 World Series. Plate umpire Sam Holbrook ruled that Washington Senators’ batter-runner Trea Turner violated the rule…

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Fall Classic Runner’s Lane Violation

Topics: Batter Runner, Runner Interference, Runners
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Follow Through Interference Pro & NCAA Rules

Topics: Base Awards, Batter Interference, Batter Runner
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Runner Physically Assists Runner

Topics: Batter Runner, Coach, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, Runners, Runners Passing Runners, Video - Runner
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Can Batter Carry Bat Around the Bases?

Topics: Batter, Batter Runner, Official Baseball Rules, Rule of the Week, Video - Batter
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