Placing Runners

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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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On a Base on Balls the Batter Runner is Awarded 1B, Not Beyond 1B

Topics: Batter Runner, Placing Runners, Runners, Video - Runner
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Runner Steals Home but it Hit by Pitch! Answer!

Topics: Base Awards, Expert Analysis, Placing Runners, Video - Runner
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Ted Barrett and Chris Welsh Discuss the Detached Equipment Rule

Topics: Fielding, Placing Runners, Video - Fielder
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Outfielder’s Throw is Deflected into Dead Ball Territory

Topics: Base Awards, Dead Ball Area, Deflected Ball, Placing Runners, Runners, Uncategorized

Whenever a thrown, pitched, or batted ball is deflected into dead ball territory, umpires must be able to make the proper base award and coaches should be able to determine if the base award was proper. This can impact the outcome of a game. Thrown Ball Deflected into Dead Ball Territory Take what occurred when…

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Base Award Chart – Balls Deflected Out of Play

Topics: Base Awards, Batter's Box, Placing Runners, Uncategorized
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Base Award Chart – Thrown Ball

Topics: Base Awards, Placing Runners, Uncategorized
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Deflected Balls Go Into Dead Ball Territory

Topics: Batted Ball, Dead Ball Area, Foul Territory, Placing Runners, Placing Runners, Uncategorized

Deflected Balls That Go into Dead Ball Territory: Part I This is the first of a three-part series involving rules that relate to pitched, thrown and batted balls that are deflected into dead ball territory or remain in play.  In this edition, I’ll cover deflections that go into dead ball territory on throws from the…

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Oops! MLB Umpire Catches Wild Pitch

Topics: Catcher, Definitions, Equipment, Interference, Latest News, Lodged Ball, Placing Runners, Placing Runners, Umpire, Umpire Interference, Uncategorized

In the July 27, 2018 Jays-White Sox game in Chicago, top of the fifth inning, Curtis Granderson was batting for the Jays with Russell Martin on third, Randal Grichuk on second, and Devon Travis on first with one out.  Sox pitcher Thyago Vieira unleashed a wild one. The ball bounced in the dirt and was…

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Bruce Bochy Knows the Rules!

Topics: Catcher, Dead Ball Area, Dugout, Latest News, Placing Runners, Placing Runners

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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