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Bruce Bochy Knows the Rules!

Regarding throws from the infield that go out of play, umpires must determine if it the “first play” or “second play.”  By rule, when an infielder initially fields the ball, that is NOT A PLAY. The infielder’s “first play” is either: (1) a throw to a base (most common), (2) an attempted tag of a […]

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WHEN A CATCHER DEFLECTS A PITCHED BALL

Catcher Deflections When a pitched ball caroms off the catcher and rolls into dead ball territory, the award for the runner/runners is one base from their position at the time the pitch was delivered unless the catcher kicks, pushes or deflects the ball into dead ball territory in which case the award becomes two bases […]

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

NCAA 6-1d

In order to make a legal catch, a fielder must have secure possession of the ball before stepping into the dead ball area, including a dugout. [OBR 5.09a1 Comment: A fielder may reach into, but not step into, a dugout to make a catch.]

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Live Ball Carried into the Dugout by Player on Offensive Bench

The Brewers and D’backs played in Arizona on August 5, 2016 when the Brewers’ Orlando Arcia collected his first major league hit. After he singled to right field in the fourth inning off Braden Shipley knocking in Hernan Perez, D’backs second baseman Jean Segura fielded the throw to the infield. He then good-naturedly tossed it toward […]

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Assistance from the Dugout

Illegal Assistance from a Coach in the Dugout Coaches and players sitting in the dugout need to be aware of their rights and restrictions when assisting a player who catches and carries a ball into the dugout or an area near the dugout. To prevent a fielder from falling, any player or coach sitting in […]

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Pop-ups Caught Near or in Dugout

Dugout Rules       The Phils hosted the Rays on July 22, 2015. Brandon Guyer, the first batter of the game, hit a foul ball near the first base dugout. Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz chased it down and made a sliding catch with one foot on the grass and one foot on the lip of the dugout […]