December 12, 2021

Is it Legal for a Fielder to Kick a Baseball?

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Is it Legal for a Fielder to Kick a Baseball?

 

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Victor [email protected]

What about a ball rolling down first base line heading foul but the runner kicks the ball off that path and back towards fair territory? Is that a legal kick?

jusboyd

In answering your question, I’m assuming you’re referring to a batted ball. If the ball is in foul territory, and is still live, he should be out via rule 6.01(a)(2). If the ball is still in fair territory, he should be out via rule 6.01(a)(11).

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