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Time Play Red Flags

The term “Time Play” is not found in the rule book! Pro rule 5.08(a) covers the “Time Play,” which is umpire lingo. Generally speaking, when a third out occurs just before or just after a runner crosses the plate and the third out is not the result of a force out or the result of the batter-runner being retired before reaching first base, you have a “Time Play.” The rule is universal. If the runner,…

The term “Time Play” is not found in the rule book! Pro rule 5.08(a) covers the “Time Play,” which is umpire lingo. Generally speaking, when a third out occurs just before or just after a runner crosses the plate and the third out is not the result of a force out or the result of the batter-runner being retired before reaching first base, you have a “Time Play.” The rule is universal. If the runner,…

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...time for the runner attempting to score.

In this blog series, we’ll look back at the variety of “Time Plays” that occurred during the 2016 season.

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