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RulesMLB Umpire Manual


Rule 5.09(a)(4): • A pitched ball striking a bat as the batter is pulling it back after initially squaring to bunt is a foul ball (assuming the ball goes into foul territory). • The definition of a bunt is already included in the Official Baseball Rules. The purpose of this interpretation is to clarify that…

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