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Catcher’s Interference

On Sunday the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros played at Minute Maid.  In the bottom of the second, Tony Kemp was batting with the bases loaded and one out when Kemp’s swing made contact with the mitt of Royals’ catcher Drew Butera.  Plate umpire Lance Barrett ruled the ball dead because it was a […]

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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 […]

Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

7.04 Advancing one Base

Each runner, other than the batter, may, without liability to be put out, advance one base when – (a) the batter’s advance without liability to be put out forces the runner to vacate a base, or when the batter hits a fair ball that touches another runner or the umpire before such ball has been […]

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 […]