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WHEN A CATCHER DEFLECTS A PITCHED BALL

When a pitched ball caroms off the catcher and rolls into dead ball territory, the award for the runner/runners is one base from their position at the time the pitch was delivered unless the catcher kicks, pushes or deflects the ball into dead ball territory in which case the award becomes two bases from the position of the runner/runners at the time of the pitch. If a catcher is judged to intentionally push, deflect or kick the ball into dead ball territory, the runners are awarded two bases from the time the ball was kicked or deflected.

Catcher Deflections When a pitched ball caroms off the catcher and rolls into dead ball territory, the award for the runner/runners is one base from their position at the time the pitch was delivered unless the catcher kicks, pushes or deflects the ball into dead ball territory in which case the award becomes two bases from the position of the runner/runners at the time of the pitch. If a catcher is judged to intentionally push,…

Catcher Deflections When a pitched ball caroms off the catcher and rolls into dead ball territory, the award for the runner/runners is one base from their position at the time the pitch was delivered unless the catcher kicks, pushes or deflects the ball into dead ball territory in which case the award becomes two bases from the position of the runner/runners at the time of the pitch. If a catcher is judged to intentionally push,…

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...he saw the ball had enough momentum to do so. By carrying the ball into the dugout, it allowed Hinske to go to third base.

 

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  1. Trips2007
    Trips2007 says:

    It looked like the Rocky’s catcher attempted to scoop up the ball with detached equipment. Had he kept it in live ball territory, that would also be a two-base award, correct?

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