If a baseball hits home plate off the the bat is it a fair ball?
It really all depends where it goes from there. If it comes to a stop on home plate, it is a fair ball. The foul lines start at the back corner of home plate.
Home plate is considered in fair territory. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into foul territory, the ball is foul. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into fair territory, the ball is fair. Read More
if a batted ball hits home plate and goes into fair territory it is a fair ball since the plate is in fair territory however it a batted ball hits the plate and goes foul it is a foul ball Read More
Yes, home plate is considered to be in fair territory. Read More
If the batter hits the ball and the ball hits the plate then goes in to fair territory is it a fair or foul ball?
Home plate is considered fair territory so the ball would be fair. Read More
Home plate is considered fair territory. Thus, if the ball hits home plate AND then never leaves fair territory, it remains a fair ball. However, if the ball hits home plate, and afterwards goes into foul territory before leaving the infield, then it is a foul ball. Read More
Home plate is in fair territory. The ball is fair unless it goes foul after it hits the plate. Read More
If when batting you hit the ball the ball hits home plate but stays fair is it a live ball or a dead ball?
It is a fair and live ball because home plate is in fair territory. Read More
If a Batter hits a baseball and it bounces off home plate and then rolls into fair territory is it foul?
It would be considered a fair ball. Read More
Yes .....home plate is in fair territory. Read More
The plate is in fair territory, so if a batted ball strikes the plate it has nothing to do with the play. What's considered is where is the ball when it is touched or when it comes to rest. Read More
If a batter hits the ball but it strikes home plate before touching the ground is this ball fair or foul?
Home plate is considered part of fair territory. Home plate IS IN FAIR TERRITORY not just considered part of it. If the ball lands on home plate it is fair. Read More
No. All of the bases are in fair territory and are considered fair when a batted ball hits them. Read More
No. Home plate is considered fair territory. Read More
No - the entire plate is in fair territory, so a batted ball that hits the plate is in play; however, if it goes foul after hitting the plate, it is a (foul) dead ball. Read More
All of home plate is considered to be in fair territory. The foul lines run to 1st and 3rd from the back point of the plate. The ball would be fair. Read More
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a ball that hits a base (other than home plate) then goes into foul territory is a fair ball Read More
I believe, since home plate is in fair territory, the ball would be fair and the batter would be called out for making contact with a live, fair ball. The equivelent to runner interference with the ball on the base paths. ---------- The question is unclear. If a pitched ball hits home plate, it can then be hit by the batter (former Astros player, Enos Cabell, comes to mind). However, if the batter hits the… Read More
What is the Amateur Softball Association rule in fast pitch when a batted ball hits the plate is it fair or dead?
Home plate is in fair territory. Read More
If a batted ball hits the ground behind home plate than bounces into fair territory is it fair or foul?
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Can a runner on 3rd score when a batter hits ball in fair play in front of plate and is out when ball hits her?
If the batter/runner is contacted by a fair ball when they are out of the box they are out and the ball is dead thus no runners can advance. Given this the answer to you question is no they can not score. Read More
A batted ball hits home plate then strikes the batter while still in the batters box and rolls into fair territory is this a fair ball?
No, ball is dead and is considered a foul ball. Read More
One of the mysteries of baseball is that the foul line is "fair." If a fly ball hits the foul line beyond 1B or 3B, the ball is fair. Read More
If a batted ball hits home plate and bounces in the air and is caught before it touches the ground what is the ruling?
It is a fair ball in play if it is in fair territory when it is caught. Read More
it depends on whether the batter is still in the batter's box when the ball hits him. If he is in the batter's box then the ball is foul. If he is out of the batter's box and the ball hits him in fair territory then the batter is out. Read More
Home plate is considered just as much "fair territory" as any other part of the playing field. If a batted ball comes to rest on home plate without being touched by any player, it is a fair ball. If a catcher grabs the ball, when the only part of the field the ball has touched is home plate, the ball is fair -- just as if it had bounced only within the chalk lines. Thus… Read More
Home Plate is in fair territory. Read More
if it hits off the bat then the batter its autmatically foul but if they completely miss then its a strike Read More
if it bounces fair and stays far its fair if it went foul and stayed foul it foul... if it hit the plate and hit the batter while he was in the batters box its foul if it hit him out of the batters box he is out Read More
Little league ball is hit and bounces back toward batter it hits batters helmet and goes out of bounds Is the batter out?
If the baseball hit the ground in foul territory, the ball is a foul ball. If the baseball hit the ground in fair territory, and the batter/runner is still in the batter's box when the baseball hits him, it is a foul ball. If the baseball hit the ground in fair territory and the batter/runner is out of the batter's box when the baseball hits him, the batter/runner is out and the ball is dead. Read More
If a batted ball hits in the batters box and goes fair is it a fair or foul ball? Read More
A line drive at the pitchers mound ball hits the mound and deflects back behind home plate and lands out of play Whats the call?
A batted ball that hits the pitcher's mound (or any base) is considered a fair ball. A fair ball that lands out of play is considered a ground rule double. Read More
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If the pitch hits the plate, it would be called a Ball, but if the batter hits it after the ball bounces off the plate, he's not Out automatically. Read More
Since the pitcher's plate, or rubber, is in fair territory, it is a fair ground ball. However, if the ball subsequently goes into foul territory inside 1st or 3rd base before being touched by a player or umpire and comes to rest in foul territory, or is touched while in foul territory, it is a foul ball. Read More
If a ball is hit down the third base line rolls on the fair foul line hits third base and goes foul Is the ball fair or foul?
It's a fair ball if the batted ball hits the base. Read More
The most common way a home run is hit is when a batter hits a ball over the fence in fair territory. The other way a home run can be hit is called an inside-the-park home run, which is when a batter hits a fair ball that does not leave playable territory and the batter reaches home plate before the defensive team puts him out and there are no errors on the play. Read More
The home run in softball is the same as in baseball. When the batter hits the ball over the outfield fence in fair territory it is a home run. It is also considered a home run if the batter hits the ball inside the fence and is able to run all the bases and back to home plate before being thrown out. Read More
No. The base is considered fair ground and is part of the dirt, this meaning that if it hits the base and then caught in the air it is considered a fair ground ball and should be treated as such. Read More
If a batter hits a ball fair or foul while either foot is touching the ground completely outside the lines of the batter's box or while touching the plate. The ball becomes dead immediately. The batter is out. Read More
if it stayed fair its fair if it went foul its foul Read More
In Major League Baseball, there is no rule prohibiting a batter from stepping on home plate after he hits the ball. Often, a right handed batter will step on home plate on his way to 1st base after hitting the ball, especially when he bunts. Read More
Well No, but remember if he swings its a strike The pitch is legal but it cannot be called a strike unless the batter swings and misses or hits the ball foul. The batter may swing at a ball that hits the ground before home plate and if he hits it fair play goes on. In other words, if a batter were to hit a home run on a pitched ball that hit the ground… Read More
In both baseball and softball all lines are considered to be fair territory. If a batted ball hits the line on the fly, but then rolls into foul territory, it is still considered a fair ball. This rule only applies to a ball hit past either the first or third base bag. A ball that hits the line, or inside the line, before reaching the first or third base bag is a foul ball. Read More
fair because it hit in fair territory Read More