May 9, 2022

The Rules after a Dropped Third Strike

The line of demarcation for a batter after a dropped third strike

The Rules after a Dropped Third Strike

What happens after a dropped third strike if the runner starts heading back to the dugout? How far can the batter go before he would be called out if one of his teammates tells him to start running toward first base? Where is the line of demarcation? Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh breakdown these situations and explain this correct rule in a simple and easy to follow video with demonstrations from Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson.

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