January 19, 2024

The Conduct of the Runner at the Plate

The responsibilities of the runner to avoid a collision at home plate

The Conduct of the Runner at the Plate

This video discusses the responsibilities of a RUNNER in regards to collisions at home plate – Rule 6.01 (i).  The rule is designed to prevent injury between the runner and the catcher, and both share responsibilities to avoid a collision.

Rich Marazzi

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Retiring a runner 5.09(b)(8) He attempts to score on a play in which the batter interferes with the play at home base before two are out. With two out, the interference puts the batter out and no score counts;
With one out, 3-2 on the batter, the batter interferes with the play on the runner attempting to score, the runner is out on the interference, what happens to the batter? does he remain at the plate with a 3-2 count?

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