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Batted Ball Hits Runner While Standing on a Base

The Yankees and Nationals met at Nationals Park on May 19. In the top of the fourth inning the Yanks had Brian McCann on third and Chase Headley on second with two outs when Jose Pirela hit a soft roller between home and third. Nats’ third baseman Yunel Escobar made no play on the ball […]

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Batter-Runner Interference

From this corner, the batter-runner interference rule 5.09 (a) (11) is the most inconsistently applied rule in the game of baseball. The rule as written is intended to protect the fielder “taking the throw” at first base. Ironically, the way the rule is carried out places the fielder who is taking the throw at first […]

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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 […]

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Runners Retouch Base

Just 11 days after Bryce Harper was called out on appeal for failure to retouch second base on his way back to first base, two runners on May 2 were victims of rule 7.10 (b)-Ichiro Suzuki (Marlins) and Anthony Gose (Tigers). In the bottom of the second inning of the Phils-Marlins game in Miami, the […]

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Runner Touched by Batted Ball

The Rangers and Red Sox played at Fenway Park on Thursday night (May 21). In the bottom of the fifth, the Sox had Xander Bogaerts on first base and one out when Daniel Nava hit a sharp ground ball between first and second on a hit and run play. Rangers’ second baseman Adam Rosales vacated […]

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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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Two Runners on Same Base

The Pirates hosted the Braves on June 26 when the following play occurred that was reported to mlb.com by Adam Berry. “Gregory Polanco was on first base, and Jordy Mercer stood at second. Chris Stewart knocked a ground ball deep into the hole, but Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons stopped it, got up and fired to […]