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First Basemen Should Keep Force Alive

How should the first baseman react in the following situation? Let’s say there’s a runner (R1) on first base and no outs when the batter hits a line drive that is trapped by the shortstop or a fly ball is dropped by an infielder and the ball remains in play because the umpires do not rule intent. The runner on first base is frozen and remains on the base and the throw goes to the…

How should the first baseman react in the following situation? Let’s say there’s a runner (R1) on first base and no outs when the batter hits a line drive that is trapped by the shortstop or a fly ball is dropped by an infielder and the ball remains in play because the umpires do not rule intent. The runner on first base is frozen and remains on the base and the throw goes to the…

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...baseman had kept the force alive, the run would not have scored because the batter-runner would have made the third out before reaching first base.

 

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