Infield Fly

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Carlos Correa Drops Controversial Infield Fly

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When the Umpire Messes up an Infield Fly

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Umpires are human so sometimes they make calls that make no sense, like calling an Infield Fly with no runner at 2B. It happens quite a bit at the amateur level and often causes chaos because no one knows what to do. Bring some sensibility and calmness to you next rules discussion by learning this…

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Runner Advances on Infield Fly

Topics: Infield Fly, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, Rule of the Week, Runners, Video - Runner
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Big League Chaos – Dropped Infield Fly

Topics: Fair Territory, Infield Fly, Runners, Video - Fielder, Video - Runner
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Can an Outfielder Catch an Infield fly?

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When Should an Umpire Call a Pop-Up “Infield Fly?”

Topics: Infield Fly, Umpire, Uncategorized
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What Do You Know? 9 Rules Questions from 2018

Topics: Base, Batter's Box, Catcher Interference, Dead Ball Area, Fair Territory, Foul Territory, Infield Fly, Pinch Hitter, Pitcher, Pitcher Pick-offs, Runner Interference, Uncategorized

1. There’s a runner on first, catcher’s interference is called and the batter safely makes it to first as a result of the play. If the runner on first (after safely reaching second base), makes an attempt for third base during the play and gets thrown out, does the offensive coach have the option to…

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9 Rules Questions Answered Here

Topics: Catcher, Dead Ball Area, Expert Analysis, Home Plate Collision, Infield Fly, Interference, Latest News, Official Baseball Rules, Pitcher, Placing Runners, Runner Interference, Substitutions, Uncategorized

1. Infield Fly Rule situation. The bases are loaded and one out when the batter hits a pop fly near first base in fair territory. The umpires invoke the IFR. The runner on first base, who is several feet off the bag, is tracking the fly ball instead of locating the first baseman who is…

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No Infield Fly Rule Call Results in Orioles Triple Play

Topics: Fielding, Infield Fly, Latest News, Official Baseball Rules

The Orioles pulled off a strange triple play at the expense of the Red Sox in Boston’s 5-2 win on May 2. With runners on first and second and no outs in the bottom of the eighth, Jackie Bradley Jr. skied a popup behind shortstop. O’s shortstop, J.J. Hardy, called off right fielder Joey Rickard before the ball fell between…

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Major League Coach Estimates Only 50% of Big Leaguers Know the Infield Fly Rule

Topics: Blog, Infield Fly, Rule of the Week

I recently asked a coach of a Major League, pennant-contending team to estimate how many players on his team know the nuances of the Infield Fly Rule. His answer was shocking – only 50%. Everyone knows the basic requirements for an Infield Fly: Runners on 1B and 2B or bases loaded and fewer than 2…

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