passing runner Tag Archive

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Bizarre Play – Passing Runners, Abandonment, or Obstruction?

Perhaps the most bizarre play of the 2015 season occurred at Citi Field on Wednesday night (July 1) where the Mets hosted the Cubs. And in my opinion the umpires did not invoke the proper penalty. From this corner the Mets caught a break. The Mets were batting in the bottom of the eighth with […]

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Passing Runner Violations

A strange inning-ending double play occurred in the August 26, 2015 game between the Royals and Orioles in Kansas City. In the bottom of the second, the Royals had two runs in and runners on first (Omar Infante) and second (Paulo Orlando) and one out when Alcides Escobar flied to Adam Jones in deep left […]

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Trail Runner Passing Lead Runner & Two Runners on Same Base

Perhaps the most bizarre play of the 2015 season occurred at Citi Field on Wednesday night (July 1) where the Mets hosted the Cubs. And in my opinion the umpires did not invoke the proper penalty. From this corner the Mets caught a break. The Mets were batting in the bottom of the eighth with […]