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New Baseline Rule (2017) Changes Umpire Interpretation

Topics: Baseline, Latest News, Rules Changes, Runners

Prior to the 2017 season, a runner’s baseline (excluding a rundown) was restricted by the fielder’s tag attempt with ball in glove or hand and extended toward the runner. This season, however, there is a rule change. A fielder no longer has to have ball in glove or hand extended toward the runner to restrict…

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