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Academy Courses

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

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 […]

Insider Report

Baseball’s Confusing Safe Sign 

In the June 17, 2016 game between Seattle and Boston at Fenway Park, the Mariners’ Nelson Cruz avoided a tag at first base and missed the base. Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt called the runner safe. As Cruz was returning to the base he was tagged by Hanley Ramirez, who wisely appealed that Cruz never touched the […]

Blog

A whole lot of bumping going on

Runner on first, no outs. Lazy infield popup down first base line. First baseman and pitcher converge but it seems like it’s a play for the first baseman. As the batter-runner approaches first, he and the pitcher slightly bump which causes the batter-runner to lose his balance and fall. The pitcher also loses his balance […]