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1B Defense

All players on the defensive team except the catcher must be positioned in fair territory at the time of pitch. The first baseman normally is the player who might violate this rule while holding a runner on base. There is no penalty for this violation and the umpire should direct the defensive player back into fair territory before play continues.

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“Fourth Out”

Let’s look at the following play that could have resulted in a “fourth out” appeal when the Tigers and Indians played at Comerica Park on June 24, 2016.