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Spectator Interference

When spectator interference occurs, the umpires have the authority to place the batter and the runners at any base they judge would have been made had there been no interference. It’s possible that the umpires will award two bases to one runner while awarding only one base to another runner or the batter. The umpires must take into account the fielder’s proximity to the infield, the speed of the runner, the speed of the batter,…

When spectator interference occurs, the umpires have the authority to place the batter and the runners at any base they judge would have been made had there been no interference. It’s possible that the umpires will award two bases to one runner while awarding only one base to another runner or the batter. The umpires must take into account the fielder’s proximity to the infield, the speed of the runner, the speed of the batter,…

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...speed of the batter, the outfielder’s arm etc.

Fan interference is reviewable. If there is an argument following the review, it is cause for automatic ejection.

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