ball in play Tag Archive

Insider Report

Multiplication of the Baseballs

Runner at 3rd, pitcher delivers a pitch in the dirt that bounces up and hits umpires ball bag that knocks a baseball out on the ground. The catcher grabs the closest baseball and tags the runner out trying to advance home. What is the ruling? If the umpire knows which baseball is the game ball […]

Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

6.08 Entitled to First Base

The batter becomes a runner and is entitled to first base without liability to be put out (provided said runner advances to and touches first base) when – (a) four “balls” have been called by the umpire; ball is live and base runners may advance; (b) the batter is touched by a pitched ball which […]

Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

4.00 Starting and Ending the Game

4.01 – The umpires shall proceed directly to home plate where they shall be met by the managers of the opposing teams, just preceding the established time to begin the game. In sequence- (a) The home team manager shall give the batting order in duplicate to the Umpire-in-Chief; (b) Next, the visiting manager shall give […]

Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

5.00 Putting the Ball in Play – Live Ball

5.01 – At the time set for beginning the game, the Umpire-in-Chief shall order the home team to take its defensive positions and the first batter of the visiting team to take a position in the batter’s box. As soon as all players are in position, the Umpire-in-Chief shall call “Play.” 5.02 – After the […]