Runner Interference

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Reggie Jackson 1978 World Series Runner’s Interference

Topics: Famous Plays, Runner Interference
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Runner’s Interference when Runner Takes Throw Off his Head

Topics: Runner Interference
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Baserunning Tactic: Falling to the Ground, Effective and Legal

Topics: Baseline, Runner Interference, Runners

Although it sounds ridiculous, falling to the ground can be an effective tactic in your running game. Take the following play. The Yankees and Phillies played at Citizens Bank on Aug. 6. In the bottom of the third, the Phils had a 3-2 lead. Andrew McCutchen led off the inning with a base hit before…

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NFHS Illegal Slide

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

Topics: Baseball Myths, Batter Runner, Runner Interference
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Rich Marazzi Mailbag June 2020

Topics: Balk, Batted Ball, Obstruction, Placing Runners, Runner Interference

Q. With the minimum three batter rule scheduled to go into effect this year, if the substitute pitcher comes in the game with one out and gets the next batter to hit into a double play, he does not have to pitch the following inning. But if the manager sends him out for the next…

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Interference? Obstruction? Infield Fly? You Be the Umpire

Topics: Infield Fly, Runner Interference

The Dodgers hosted the Marlins on Aug. 26, 2012. In the bottom of the seventh, the Dodgers had Adrian Gonzalez on second base and Andre Ethier on first with one out when Luis Cruz hit a soft fly between home and first. Marlins’ catcher Rob Brantly made an attempt to catch the ball but missed….

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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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Trea Turner World Series Runner’s Lane Interference

Topics: Baseline, Runner Interference, Runners Lane
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