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CHEAP STEAL OR A FREE BASE? 

Topics: Base Awards, Equipment, Lodged Ball, Placing Runners, Umpire

By Brady Hood In 1948, Kansas City outfielder Leon Culberson ran to second when a pitch missed the catchers mitt and got lodged in home plate umpire Harry King’s mask. Ultimately the umpires got together and ruled that the ball was still in play and Culberson was credited with a stolen base. So what would…

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Ball gets lodged in outfield wall. What happens now?

Topics: Base Awards, Dead Ball Area, Expert Analysis, Lodged Ball, Official Baseball Rules, Replay Review

Lodged Baseballs Per rule 5.05 (a) (7), a ball is considered lodged if, in the judgment of the umpire, the natural trajectory of the flight of the ball is interrupted long enough to affect further play. A batted ball that sticks in a fence, scoreboard, shrubbery or vines located on the playing field should be…

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Red Sox Catcher Nabbed on Detached Equipment Rule

Topics: Catcher, Equipment, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, Rule of the Week, Video - Fielder
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Lineup Snafu Mets Bat Out of Turn

Topics: Batting Out of Order, Official Baseball Rules, Rule of the Week, Video - Batter
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Fielder Throws Glove at Batted Ball

Topics: Equipment, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, Rule of the Week, Video - Fielder
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How To Legally Confuse the Defense

Topics: Official Baseball Rules, Rule of the Week, Runners, Video - Runner
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Franco Misses Home, Called Safe Anyway

Topics: Dugout, Rule of the Week, Runners, Umpire Manual Rules, Video - Runner
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Bat Boy Interference

Topics: Interference, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, Rule of the Week, Video - Interference
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Pitcher Drops Ball

Topics: Balk, Pitcher, Placing Runners, Umpire Manual Rules, Video - Pitcher
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Ball Slips From Pitcher’s Hand During Pitch to the Plate

Topics: Balk, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, Rule of the Week, Video - Pitcher
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