Umpire

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CHEAP STEAL OR A FREE BASE? 

Topics: Base Awards, Equipment, Lodged Ball, Placing Runners, Umpire

By Brady Hood In 1948, Kansas City outfielder Leon Culberson ran to second when a pitch missed the catchers mitt and got lodged in home plate umpire Harry King’s mask. Ultimately the umpires got together and ruled that the ball was still in play and Culberson was credited with a stolen base. So what would…

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When Can a Batter Leave the Box?

Topics: Batter, Batter's Box, Official Baseball Rules, Rule of the Week, Umpire, Video - Batter
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What Happens When a Pitch is lodged in the Equipment of the Umpire or Catcher

Topics: Catcher, Lodged Ball, Umpire, Umpire Interference
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Pitched Lodged in Umpire’s Equipment

Topics: Lodged Ball, Umpire
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Caught Looking

Topics: Batter, Umpire, Video - Batter
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When an Umpire in the Infield is Touched by a Batted Ball

Topics: Batted Ball, Umpire, Video - Batter, Video - Fielder
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Can a Batter Call Time Out?

Topics: Batter, Umpire, Video - Batter
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When Should an Umpire Call a Pop-Up “Infield Fly?”

Topics: Infield Fly, Umpire, Uncategorized
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NFHS Rule Changes for 2020

Topics: Blog, Coach, Manager, News, NFHS, Rules Changes, Substitutions, Umpire

By Brady Hood Reading Time: 2 Minutes With each new high school baseball season umpires, coaches, and players must reacquaint themselves with the rulebook. Each year the Rules Committee at NFHS clarify, add, or remove rules to improve the game at the high school level. This coming year is no different with a major change…

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Umpire Calls “Time” While Runner Sprints Toward Home

Topics: Base Awards, Placing Runners, Umpire, Uncategorized

Umpires are allowed to call “Time” under many conditions. But when should an umpire be prohibited from calling “Time?” The top of the ninth inning of the Yankees-Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday turned into one of the most bizarre half innings of the season as multiple rules surfaced on the same play. When…

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