What happens if there is more than one obstruction violation in one play?

  • This topic is empty.
  • Post
    Chris Welsh
    In my kid’s game we had a situation where the batter runner was obstructed as he rounded the 1B bag (no play was being made on him) and later in the play the lead runner was obstructed by the 3B as he rounded the base? How do we decipher this?
Viewing 0 reply threads
  • Replies
      Each act is adjudged separately on their own merits, however, they can also be connected. In your example, if the lead runner stopped running as a result of the obstruction and the trailing runner could have achieved third but stopped at second base because he saw the runner in front of him return to third because of the obstruction, the umpire could grant the lead runner home plate and the batter runner third.   However, if the batter runner was obstructed rounding 1st and the lead runner was obstructed rounding third and subsequently thrown out on a close play at home.  Time would be called, and the runner from third would be awarded home, and the batter runner would be awarded second.
Viewing 0 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Don't strike out!

Become a part of the largest baseball rules community in the world!

Get free access to baseball forums, rules analysis and exclusive email content from current and former Major League Baseball players and umpires.