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First Basemen Should Keep Force Alive

How should the first baseman react in the following situation? Let’s say there’s a runner (R1) on first base and no outs when the batter hits a line drive that is trapped by the shortstop or a fly ball is dropped by an infielder and the ball remains in play because the umpires do not […]

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Should a Fielder Ever Intentionally Drop an Infield Fly?

Rule 6.05 (L) reads, “A batter is out when an infielder intentionally drops a fair fly ball or line drive, with first, first and second, first and third, and first, second and third base occupied before two are out. The ball is dead and runners shall return to their original base or bases.” But such […]