Albert Pujols Tag Archive

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Infield Fly Rule Confusion by Fielder and Umpire

Confusion over the Infield Fly Rule occurred on August 22, 2017, when the Angels hosted the Rangers. In the bottom of the fourth, the Angels had Mike Trout on first and Kaleb Cowart on second and one out when Albert Pujols hit a pop fly in front of the pitcher’s mound. The umpires invoked the […]

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Angels Do Not Score on a “Time Play”

The next day, the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers in Detroit 3-2, despite losing a run on a “Time Play” that could have been pivotal. In the top of the seventh, the Angels had Caleb Cowart on third and Mike Trout on first with one out when Albert Pujols hit a long fly […]

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Tulowitzki Interferes During an Infield Fly Rule Play

The Red Sox and Blue Jays played in Toronto on September 9, 2016. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Jays had Jose Bautista on second and Troy Tulowitzki on first with one out when Dioner Navarro hit a pop fly several feet in fair territory near first base. It was a classic Infield […]

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First Basemen Should Keep Force Alive

How should the first baseman react in the following situation? Let’s say there’s a runner (R1) on first base and no outs when the batter hits a line drive that is trapped by the shortstop or a fly ball is dropped by an infielder and the ball remains in play because the umpires do not […]