dropped third strike

“VOLUNTARY STRIKE”

Rule 8.02(c) Comment: In the situation where the third strike eludes the catcher on a half-swing and the batter-runner is entitled to run to first base, the appeal should be made to the base umpire instantly (without waiting for a request from the defense); but even if the appeal is not instant, the appropriate base…

ABANDONING BASE PATH (INCLUDING AFTER THIRD STRIKE NOT CAUGHT)

Rules 5.05(a)(2) Comment, 5.09(b)(2) Comment: Under the Comment to Official Baseball Rule 5.05(a)(2), a batter who strikes out on a third strike not caught is treated differently than the plays relating to abandoning the base paths found in the Comments to Official Baseball Rule 5.09(b). Specifically, the following interpretations shall govern a batter who has…

Don't strike out!

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