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Runner Struck by Batted Ball Behind Infielder

The Twins beat the White Sox 8-5 at Target Field on September 1, 2016. In the top of the first, the White Sox had Tim Anderson on first base and one out when Melky Cabrera hit a shot that got by Twins’ first baseman Joe Mauer. The ball then struck Anderson who was behind Mauer and maybe of couple of feet to the right of the Twins’ first baseman. Anderson was called out by first…

The Twins beat the White Sox 8-5 at Target Field on September 1, 2016. In the top of the first, the White Sox had Tim Anderson on first base and one out when Melky Cabrera hit a shot that got by Twins’ first baseman Joe Mauer. The ball then struck Anderson who was behind Mauer and maybe of couple of feet to the right of the Twins’ first baseman. Anderson was called out by first…

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...coach is going to argue the play, he must feel confident that no other infielder had a chance to make a play on the ball.

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  1. Cupido
    Cupido says:

    Guys, thanks for a great site as we in South Africa need all the help we can get.
    A comment on this play, the batter was recorded with a hit, if in this case the first baseman had no reasonable chance of fielding the ball and batter credited with a hit, then would the runner then not be correctly be called out.

    Mark Cupido (SA Umpire)

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