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All About Obstruction…it Happened in the Major Leagues Again!

Topics: Base Awards, Batter Runner, Definitions, Obstruction, Placing Runners, Runners, Runners Lane

Obstruction Definition Obstruction is the act of a fielder who, while not in possession of the ball and not in the act of fielding the ball or a throw, impedes the progress of any runner. Contact does not have to be made for the umpire to rule obstruction. There are two types of obstruction Type…

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Base Awards on Throws from the Outfield

Topics: Base Awards, Batted Ball, Dead Ball Area, Deflected Ball, Uncategorized

The Blue Jays hosted the Rays on Aug. 16th when a base award issue emerged. In the top of the fifth, the Rays had Yandy Diaz on first and two outs when Ji-Man Choi hit a shot that went to the right field corner. Jays’ right fielder Teoscar Hernandez fielded the ball and fired it…

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Over Throws from the Outfield and Base Awards

Topics: Base Awards, Dead Ball Area

When an outfielder makes a throw that goes into dead ball territory (DBT) such as the dugout or the stands, all runners are awarded two bases from the last base they touched at the moment the ball is released by the outfielder. Infield overthrows into DBT have a separate rule which I will cover in…

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Pitcher’s Wild Throw Goes Out of Play

Topics: Base Awards, Dead Ball Area, Official Baseball Rules, Pitcher, Pitcher Pick-offs, Placing Runners, Rule of the Week, Video - Pitcher
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Outfielder’s Throw is Deflected into Dead Ball Territory

Topics: Base Awards, Dead Ball Area, Deflected Ball, Placing Runners, Runners, Uncategorized

Whenever a thrown, pitched, or batted ball is deflected into dead ball territory, umpires must be able to make the proper base award and coaches should be able to determine if the base award was proper. This can impact the outcome of a game. Thrown Ball Deflected into Dead Ball Territory Take what occurred when…

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Base Award Chart – Balls Deflected Out of Play

Topics: Base Awards, Batter's Box, Placing Runners, Uncategorized
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Base Award Chart – Thrown Ball

Topics: Base Awards, Placing Runners, Uncategorized

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