detached equipment

TOUCH

Definitions of Terms: Regarding the definition of a touch, equipment intentionally placed somewhere by a player should be considered worn in its intended place. EXAMPLE: Batting gloves placed in a player’s back pocket are in the intended place on his person.

DETACHED EQUIPMENT TOUCHING PITCHED OR BATTED BALL

Rules 5.06(b)(4)(B), 5.06(b)(4)(C): Any defensive player deliberately touching a batted ball over foul territory that, in the umpire’s judgment, has an opportunity to become a fair ball with detached equipment will entitle all runners—including the batter-runner—to advance three bases from the time the ball was touched without liability to be put out. The ball is…

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