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Deflected Balls that Remain in Play (Part 3)

Deflected Batted Ball Strikes the Runner  Deflections make for knotty problems since they usually lead to right of way arguments.  Whenever a batted ball is deflected off the pitcher or another infielder into the path of the runner, one of three things can happen: The ball can remain alive and in play The runner can […]

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Defensive Interference (Catcher’s Interference)

While the vast majority of interference infractions are committed by the offense team (batter, runner), there is a common way for a defensive player to be charged with interference. It is commonly called catcher’s interference. Catcher’s Interference The defensive interference rule specifies that a fielder may not hinder or prevent a batter from hitting a […]