Even if the ball goes back and forth between being fair and foul, it will not be ruled as fair and foul until it stops or a player touches it. In the outfield a ball is determined to be foul by its relationship to the line when it first touches the ground or is touched by a player.
A strike is a ball that passes through any part of the strike zone in flight. A foul ball is also counted as a strike when a hitter has less than two strikes. When a batter accumulates three strikes, he is out. If the batter bunts a foul ball with two strikes then it is counted as a strike and the batter is out.
A strike is issued for the batter if he had fewer than two strikes. If the batter already has two strikes against him when he hits a foul ball, a strike is not issued unless the ball was bunted to become a foul ball, in which case a third strike is issued and a strikeout recorded for the batter and pitcher.
If a batted ball hits the plate first it’s a foul ball.
In order to rule the ball foul, it must have come to rest in foul territory or be touched in foul territory.
A fly ball hit in foul territory is in play and can be caught for an out; baserunners can advance as on any other fly ball out. If it drops to the ground, it is simply a foul ball, and runners cannot advance. A ground ball hit in foul territory is simply a foul ball, and cannot be played.
Yes. This is treated like any other pitch. The ball can be batted and if the batter is touched by the bounced pitch, he is awarded first base on a hit by pitch.
Yes, a runner can tag up and advance on a foul ball that is caught in the air by a defensive player. Just like tagging up on a regular fly ball, the runner must keep a foot on the bag until the ball lands in the defenders glove at which point the runner can advance and the ball is live.
A ball is considered fair if it touches a player or an umpire while in fair territory. It is determined by the ball’s position when it is touched. A foul ball occurs when a batted ball crosses foul territory and collides with a player or umpire.
A foul tip is always a strike, regardless of the existing ball-and-strike count. A player with two strikes against him is automatically struck out. A player with fewer than two strikes against him is not out.
A foul ball can count as a Strike 1 and a Strike 2, but never a Strike 3. A foul ball pop-up/fly ball is treated the same as any ball hit inside the lines. This means if a runner is on base, he can tag up and risk running to the next bag. This includes scoring, if it is an option.
Definition. A foul tip is a batted ball that goes sharply and directly to the catcher’s hand or glove and is legally caught. A foul tip is considered equivalent to a ball in which the batter swings and misses, in that the baserunners are able to advance at their own risk (without needing to tag up).
A foul tip is always a strike; and, unlike a foul ball, a foul tip can result in strike three. A foul tip is a live ball. Runners can advance (steal) at their peril.
You are not allowed to steal a base during any situation in which the ball is dead. This includes during mound visits by the umpires, catcher, or coaches, directly following a batter who is hit by a pitch, during a foul ball (up until the pitcher is given a new ball), during pitching changes, and during video reviews.
If an attempt to bunt is a foul ball, it is treated the same as any other foul ball, except that if the attempt is by a batter who has two strikes, such batter is out as in 7-4-1e.
If the catcher fails to catch the ball, the batter runs for first base, just as if a batted ball had gone uncaught.
When a fielder throws his glove at a batted ball, it is a violation of baseball rule, 5.06(4)(C), the detached equipment rule. There is no penalty if the glove does not make contact with the ball but if the glove makes contact, all runners, including the batter runner are awarded three bases.
If an outfielder catches the home run with one foot on or over the playing surface and maintains possession of the baseball then the batter is called out. However, if no part of the player is on or over the playing surface then the play is ruled a home run.
Batted balls that directly strike either foul pole on the fly, or leave the park on a fly to the right of the left-field foul pole and to the left of the right-field foul pole are considered home runs.
I can foresee a situation when a team is tied or up by one run, late in the game, where an outfielder may intentionally drop a catchable ball in foul territory to prevent an opposing runner from tagging up and scoring from third base with less than two outs.
(2-32-1, 2) Jumping, hurdling, and leaping are all legal attempts to avoid a fielder as long as the fielder is lying on the ground.
The rule book states: “A catch may be completed in the stands or dugout, but the fielder’s first touch must occur with one or both feet on or over the playing surface, and with no foot touching the ground inside the stands or dugout.
Batters do not have the option to refuse a hit by pitch. Instead, the umpire rules whether the batter remains at the plate or walks to first.
The rule is that if you touch first base and are still holding your bat, you are out.