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Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

7.03 Occupying a Base

Two runners may not occupy a base, but if, while the ball is alive, two runners are touching the base, the following runner shall be out when tagged. The preceding runner is entitled to the base. (a) If two runners are on a base and both are tagged, then the lead runner is out if […]

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Beckham Time Play

Time Play: Runner Slows Down Before Reaching the Plate The most common mistake that the runner approaching home plate makes during an inning-ending “Time Play” is when he slows down before crossing the plate. Many runners do it, especially when they know that there will not be a play made on them. But by slowing […]

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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.

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Twice Out

The Mets beat the Brewers 2-1 in 11 innings on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Miller Park. The Mets scored the winning run in the top of the 11th on a bizarre play that covered multiple rules. Here’s what happened.

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Game Ends in Appeal

Sunday’s Reds-D’Backs game in Arizona ended in controversy as it involved a rare double appeal to end the inning and a misinterpretation of the rules by the umpires. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the tenth inning, the D’Backs had the bases loaded with one out when Chris Owings hit a shot […]

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The Legend of Fred Merkle Lives On

The legend of Fred Merkle lives in on in yet another baserunning faux pas that affected the outcome of the game. This one occurred in a New York-Penn League Single-A matchup between the State College Spikes (St. Louis Cardinals) and the West Virginia Black Bears (Pittsburgh Pirates) on Sunday. The Spikes were celebrating what appeared […]