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Runner Obstruction

On July 16, 2016, the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Charlotte Stone Crabs played in Port Charlotte in a Florida State League game. Lakeland had a runner on first base and no outs when the batter hit a very shallow pop fly that was just over the head of the Stone Crabs’ first baseman. As he pursued the ball, he pushed the runner who was in his way. When the first baseman realized that he…

On July 16, 2016, the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Charlotte Stone Crabs played in Port Charlotte in a Florida State League game. Lakeland had a runner on first base and no outs when the batter hit a very shallow pop fly that was just over the head of the Stone Crabs’ first baseman. As he pursued the ball, he pushed the runner who was in his way. When the first baseman realized that he…

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...award, indicates confusion between the two different types of obstruction.

The obstruction rules can be found in rule 6.01 (h) (1) and (2)

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