foul ball

RulesMLB Umpire Manual


Definitions of Terms: Regarding the definition of a foul tip, the proper interpretation is that a foul tip must be caught by the catcher. It is recommended that umpires indicate foul tips by signaling foul tip followed by a strike mechanic, particularly on check-swing foul tips and foul tips that are caught close to the…


NCAA 7-6 Fair Ball

Fair Ball SECTION 6. A fair ball is a legally batted ball that: a. Settles on fair ground between home plate and first base or between home plate and third base; b. Is on or over fair ground when bounding to the outfield past first or third base; c. First falls on fair ground on…


NCAA 7-4 A Strike

A Strike SECTION 4. A strike is: a. A legal pitch struck at by the batter without the ball touching the bat; b. A legal pitch that enters the strike zone (see definition and diagram in Rule 2) in flight and is not struck at; Note 1: The plate umpire should determine if the pitch…

Don't strike out!

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