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Backswing & Batter Interference

Backswing and Batter Interference on Same Swing The Twins hosted the Blue Jays on May 30 when the rarity of backswing interference and true batter interference occurred on the same swing. In the bottom of the fifth, the Twins had Aaron Hicks on first when Eduardo Nunez swung and missed on a 0-1 pitch. On the pitch Hicks attempted to steal second. Nunez hit catcher Russell Martin on the backswing and also got in Martin’s…

Backswing and Batter Interference on Same Swing The Twins hosted the Blue Jays on May 30 when the rarity of backswing interference and true batter interference occurred on the same swing. In the bottom of the fifth, the Twins had Aaron Hicks on first when Eduardo Nunez swung and missed on a 0-1 pitch. On the pitch Hicks attempted to steal second. Nunez hit catcher Russell Martin on the backswing and also got in Martin’s…

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...batter impedes the catcher’s throwing lane, the catcher must throw the ball or make an attempt to throw the ball. Otherwise, there is no violation.

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