June 8, 2021

Pitch Lands in Umpire’s Pocket

This could never happen, right?

Pitch Lands in Umpire’s Pocket


John Hoppin

ANYTHING can happen on a ball field. Pitched ball, lodged and it is one base. Batted ball is time of pitch, two bases. Thrown ball lodged, two bases from time of throw. Right?


I had a U12 game end on that call. Pitch took a weird bounce and got stuck inside the chest protector of the catcher. Tie game, bottom of the last inning, runner from third was awarded home, good night Irene.

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