batter Tag Archive

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Beginning the At-Bat

As the rules state, a player’s time as the batter begins when he steps into the batter’s box. There are two batter’s boxes – one on either side of home plate to accommodate right- or left-handed players. Each is one 4’x 6’ and is typically marked by chalk lines. To be in a legal batting […]

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Types of Interference

Instances of Interference: Please see the [Interference, Obstruction, and Base Path Collisions] course for more detail Batter’s interference 6.01(a) A batter might interfere with a catcher’s throw to a base. A batter might interfere with a play at the plate. A batter might interfere with a catcher when his swing follow-through carries around to make contact with […]

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The Designated Hitter

The Designated Hitter (TOPIC) The designated hitter (“DH”) rule is most commonly associated with the American League in Major League Baseball. The rule was implemented in the AL in 1973 and allows a non-fielding hitter to bat in place of the pitcher. Some amateur baseball leagues will even allow the DH to bat in place […]

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How Batters Make Outs

Batter outs can take an even wider variety of forms ranging from all types of strikeouts, plays made in the field, instances of interference, batter errors, and incidental rule violations. For more detail on any of these types of outs, please click the corresponding links that follow each. In total, there are a little over […]

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Unusual Ways a Batter is Awarded 1B

Catcher Interference The most common type of catcher’s interference occurs when the batter swings and his bat makes contact with the catcher’s mitt. The batter becomes a runner and is entitled to first base without liability to be put out provided he advances to and touches first base when the catcher or any fielder interferes […]