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Time Plays

If the third out occurs at about the same time a runner is crossing the plate and the out is not the result of a force or the batter-runner making the third out before reaching first base, it’s a race against “Time.” What occurs first, the runner touching home plate or the tag of a following runner that is the third out which is not a force out. Below are two contrasting “Time Plays” that…

If the third out occurs at about the same time a runner is crossing the plate and the out is not the result of a force or the batter-runner making the third out before reaching first base, it’s a race against “Time.” What occurs first, the runner touching home plate or the tag of a following runner that is the third out which is not a force out. Below are two contrasting “Time Plays” that…

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...not end in a force out because Bogaerts was only forced to third base. Therefore, in both plays the inning ended in a “Time Play.

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