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The Various Layers of the Infield Fly Rule

Topics: Expert Analysis

The Rockies and Dodgers played at Dodger Stadium on August 13, 2023. In the bottom of the second inning, the Dodgers had the bases loaded and one out when Miguel Rojas, facing Kyle Freeland, hit a routine pop fly to Brendan Rodgers. The umpires invoked the Infield Fly Rule. The Rockies’ second baseman was blinded…

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The NFHS Runner’s Lane Rule: Umpire’s Guide

Topics: Baseline, Batter Runner, Runner Interference

This Special Report was written by Rick Roder, author of The Rules of Professional Baseball: A Comprehensive Reorganization and Clarification. Email Rick, rick@nullrulesofbaseball.com Baseball’s running lane rule got its day in the sun in Game 6 of the 2019 World Series. Plate umpire Sam Holbrook ruled that Washington Senators’ batter-runner Trea Turner violated the rule…

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Fall Classic Runner’s Lane Violation

Topics: Batter Runner, Runner Interference, Runners
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