ball goes out of play

RulesMLB Umpire Manual


Rule 5.06(b)(4)(H): The Approved Ruling of Official Baseball Rule 5.06(b)(4)(H) provides that when a pitched ball deflects off the catcher and goes directly out of play, the award is one base from the time of the pitch. Likewise, when a throw from the pitcher while in contact with the rubber deflects off a fielder and…

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