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Marisnick Lucroy Brutal Collision Legal or Not?

Marisnick/Lucroy Collision at the Plate Perhaps the most egregious runner/catcher collision of the 2019 season occurred in the Angels-Astros game on July 7, in Houston, when the Astros’ Jake Marisnick ran over Angels’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy. With the game tied at 10-10 and one out in the bottom of the eighth, Angels’ reliever Hansel Robles […]

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When Must the Batter Leave the Batter’s box?

Once a batter puts a pitch in play, he is no longer considered a batter; he is a runner. He has no right to linger around the batter’s box. But what about his rights to stay in the box on a wild pitch or passed ball? What if he misses the pitch on a suicide […]

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Collisions

Breaking Up Double Plays [Official Rule 6.01(j)] As force play rules create the possibility for defensive double (or triple) plays, base runners will sometimes attempt to “break up” the play by sliding into or near a defender to take him off balance before completing his play. This “takeout slide” tactic is mostly associated with plays […]