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Batted Ball Hits Runner While Standing on a Base

The Yankees and Nationals met at Nationals Park on May 19. In the top of the fourth inning the Yanks had Brian McCann on third and Chase Headley on second with two outs when Jose Pirela hit a soft roller between home and third. Nats’ third baseman Yunel Escobar made no play on the ball hoping the ball would roll foul. The ball hit the base (fair ball) and though not conclusive, the ball appeared…

The Yankees and Nationals met at Nationals Park on May 19. In the top of the fourth inning the Yanks had Brian McCann on third and Chase Headley on second with two outs when Jose Pirela hit a soft roller between home and third. Nats’ third baseman Yunel Escobar made no play on the ball hoping the ball would roll foul. The ball hit the base (fair ball) and though not conclusive, the ball appeared…

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...of the Infield Fly Rule, strikes the runner on the base. (If the runner is struck by the ball off the base, he is out.)

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