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Game-Ending Problems

Have you ever seen a game in which the umpires applied the incorrect rule regarding the termination of the game? Have you ever seen a defensive team appeal two runners in the same play for not touching the next base when forced? How about if it involved a game-ending play? If so, is the order of appeals important in such situations? Fasten your seat belts since you are about to take a wild ride through…

Have you ever seen a game in which the umpires applied the incorrect rule regarding the termination of the game? Have you ever seen a defensive team appeal two runners in the same play for not touching the next base when forced? How about if it involved a game-ending play? If so, is the order of appeals important in such situations? Fasten your seat belts since you are about to take a wild ride through…

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...as the play above. At that point, if the defensive team can properly execute the appeal/appeals, the game will go into the next inning.

        

 

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  1. Tomuic
    Tomuic says:

    Runners are reqired to tag up when a declared infield fly is intentionally dropped , if they want to avoid being out on appeal.
    This is never mentioned when the infield fly rule is being explained.
    The very nature of an intentionally dropped ball is one that has been caught and then intentionally and voluntarily dropped to the ground.
    Hence, runners are required to tag up as they would on any caught infield fly !

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