February 12, 2024

Fielders Throwing Equipment at Ball In Play

Video to help understand the rules associated with fielders throwing their equipment at a ball in play

Fielders Throwing Equipment at Ball In Play

This video helps you understand the rules, and subsequently the penalties of a fielder throwing their equipment attempting to stop a ball in play. This covers examples of a pitcher and second baseman who threw their glove at the ball in a MLB game, and a catcher who stopped a ball with his catchers mask. This video also explains which situations an additional base would be awarded, and how to place the runners.

Rich Marazzi

Rules consultant/analyst:  Angels, D’backs, Dodgers, Nationals, Orioles, Padres, Phillies, Pirates, Red Sox, Rangers, Royals, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees, Bally Sports, YES, and NBC Sports Chicago.  

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