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Q&A: Foul ball or strike three?

Q. With two strikes on the batter, Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A Carolina League) catcher Chad Johnson recently had a foul tip go off his mask and into his mitt. The ball never hit the ground. Was this a legal catch for “strike three?” A. No. That would be a foul ball. For the catcher to make a legal catch off a foul tip, the ball must first hit the catcher’s glove or hand before…

Q. With two strikes on the batter, Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A Carolina League) catcher Chad Johnson recently had a foul tip go off his mask and into his mitt. The ball never hit the ground. Was this a legal catch for “strike three?” A. No. That would be a foul ball. For the catcher to make a legal catch off a foul tip, the ball must first hit the catcher’s glove or hand before…

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...a legal catch off a foul tip, the ball must first hit the catcher’s glove or hand before it hits the catcher’s body or equipment.

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