If a batted ball hits an umpire in fair territory is the ball live?
According to MLB rules, that would depend on the situation. MLB Rule 5.09(f) states that the ball becomes dead and runners advance one base, or return to their bases, without liability to be put out when "A fair ball touches a runner or an umpire on fair territory before it touches an infielder including the pitcher, or touches an umpire before it has passed an infielder other than the pitcher. Rule 5.09(f) Comment: If a fair ball touches an umpire working in the infield after it has bounded past, or over, the pitcher, it is a dead ball. If a batted ball is deflected by a fielder in fair territory and hits a runner or an umpire while still in flight and then is caught by an infielder it shall not be a catch, but the ball shall remain in play." If the ball hits the umpire first, the ball is dead. If a defensive player touches the ball and then the ball hits the umpire, the ball is live.
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If a pitch is hit in a domed stadium and the ball hits the catwalk at the top of the roof in fair territory but on the descent is caught in foul territory is the ball fair or foul?
The "fairness" of the ball depends on the rules in that particular stadium. In the 2004 playoffs a ball hit the catwalk in Houston in fair territory and was caught in fair territory, but was ruled foul, because of the rules at minute maid park. On the other hand in Minnesota, a ball atriking the cat…walk is automatically fair whether it lands in fair territory or not. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Depends on who the player is and where he is when hit by the ball. If player is in fair territory when he is hit it is a fair ball, if he is in foul territory it is foul. If player in on offense (team at bat) he is out if hit in fair territory. If player hit is on defense its playable if h…e is hit in fair territory and foul if he is hit in foul territory. . Actually, a bit of clarification is needed. . Whether or not a ball is fair or foul has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the position of the of a fielder, or, for that matter, a base runner being hit. Fair or foul has EVERYTHING to do with the position of THE BALL in relation to the field when it hits said fielder or baserunner. . I've seen situations where managers argue up and down that a fly ball was fair when it was attempted to be caught by a third baseman standing on fair territory on the line was dropped - but that the fielder reached across the line to attempt the catch. The ball however was over foul territory when it struck the player's glove. People sometimes forget that it's ALWAYS the position of THE BALL that is the "defining moment." ( Full Answer )
The umpire calls a ball batted behind homeplate a foul ball. The ball spins back onto homeplate without being touched. Is the ball fair or foul?
If the ball landed behind home plate, it is already a foul ball, even if it rolls back into fair territory. If the batter already has 2 strikes and then the ball is bunted foul, it's an out. The above answer is wrong. If a batted ball lands behind home plate but rolls forward and settles on the …plate or in front of the plate, it is a fair ball. ( Full Answer )
Umpire calls a ball batted into dirt at home afoul ball ball spins back into fair play without being touched fair or foul?
The ball is foul. Once a ball hits the dirt in foul territory before it gets past first or third base, it is a foul ball. It does not matter what happens after that. If a ball hits fair, foul, fair, it is foul. If it bounces foul and then into fair territory, it is foul. If the ball hits fair passed… first or third and then bounces foul, it is fair. Those are the rules. You have to hit it past the batter's box. You have to hit it in the lines. It has to stay in the lines. If you lay a bunt down the third base line and it goes foul, it is a foul. It is NOT a foul ball once it hits dirt in foul territory before getting past 1st or 3rd. It is determined fair or foul by where the ball is when touched by a fielder or ends up when the ball has stopped. The ball can roll fair then foul the fair then foul then fair and if the ball comes to a rest or is touched by a fielder in fair play then it is fair. With the umpire calling it foul when it hit the dirt he has made a wrong call, as the ball has not been touched or has not come to rest in foul territory. however with him calling it too soon I think it would be a dead ball and remain with the wrong call of foul. No matter what it should be, whatever the umpire calls it, it is. The umpire is always right even when he is wrong he is right! ( Full Answer )
Because it's dirty and could have marks and blemishes that affect the movement of the ball when it is pitched.
If a batted ball hits the mound and then makes it into foul territory before going past 3rd or 1st base and without being touched and without stopping then it would be a foul. If it goes into foul territory after passing 1st or 3rd base, then it is fair. Likewise, if the ball stops moving or is touc…hed by a fielder in fair territory, it is also a fair ball and in play.. The key is where the ball stops moving. If the ball stops in fair territory (without having been touched in foul territory), it is a fair ball. If the ball stops in foul territory (without having been touched in fair territory or advancing beyond 1st or 3rd base), it it a foul ball, regardless of the route it took to get there. ( Full Answer )
If a ball is hit between first and home and hits fair territory first then goes foul before passing first base is the ball considered fair or foul?
That ball would be considered foul. For a ball that passes first or third base to be fair, it must be between the baselines when it passes first or third base.
If a batted ball hits fair and bounces over the foul line between home plate and 1st base and the 1st baseman catches the ball in foul territory before it hits the ground is it fair or foul?
If a batted ball lands in fair territory but then crosses the foul line BEFORE passing or touching first or third base, then it is a FOUL ball. . If a batted ball lands in fair territory between first and third base, bounces in the air, and crosses into foul territory before passing first or third… base, it is a foul ball, even if caught on the bounce in foul territory by the first or third baseman. ( Full Answer )
It is a fair ball if the batted ball strikes the pitcher's plate and rolls untouched to foul territory before reaching first or third base?
can you restate the question please.? i don't understand.the plate in front of the catcher?
If a ball is hit between first and home and is in foul territory but is touched by a player standing in fair territory before the ball hits the ground is it fair or fowl ball?
The position of the fielder's body or feet, have absolutely nothing to do with judging whether a ball is fair or foul. The judgment is based solely upon the relationship between the BALL and the LINE at the moment the fielder touches the ball, or at the moment the ball comes to a stop, or on outfiel…d fly balls; the moment it touches the fielder or the ground. ( Full Answer )
That batter would be called out. If the ball goes directly from his bat to hitting the batter when they are not in the batters box, the batter is out. If a defensive player deflects the ball before it touches the batter then play continues as normal.
It is a live ball. If the batter reaches first base safely, it is a hit. If the batter is thrown out a first, it's an out.
If a ball is hit in foul territory before first and third base and rolls fair is it a foul or fair ball?
Is the baseball is hit inside the batter's box or is hit in fould ground before first and third base then the ball is foul even if the ball comes back into fair ground. Thing to remember is once the ball hits any fould territory then it will be foul no matter what happens after the play.
That is a judgment decision to be made by the umpire. MLB Rule 6.5(H) states a batter is out when: "After hitting or bunting a fair ball, his bat hits the ball a second time in fair territory. The ball is dead and no runners may advance. If the batter-runner drops his bat and the ball rolls against… the bat in fair territory and, in the umpire's judgment, there was no intention to interfere with the course of the ball, the ball is alive and in play; Rule 6.05(h) Comment: If a bat breaks and part of it is in fair territory and is hit by a batted ball or part of it hits a runner or fielder, play shall continue and no interference be called. If batted ball hits part of broken bat in foul territory, it is a foul ball. If a whole bat is thrown into fair territory and interferes with a defensive player attempting to make a play, interference shall be called, whether intentional or not. In cases where the batting helmet is accidentally hit with a batted or thrown ball, the ball remains in play the same as if it has not hit the helmet. If a batted ball strikes a batting helmet or any other object foreign to the natural ground while on foul territory, it is a foul ball and the ball is dead. If, in the umpire's judgment, there is intent on the part of a baserunner to interfere with a batted or thrown ball by dropping the helmet or throwing it at the ball, then the runner would be out, the ball dead and runners would return to last base legally touched." The umpire must judge whether the batter intention dropped the bat in an area where it could be touched by the bunted ball. If the umpire ruled the batter did drop the bat in an area where the bunted ball would touch it, the batter is called out, otherwise, the ball is live and in play. ( Full Answer )
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.
If the ball hits the back of home plate and then comes and hits you and then goes into fair territory is it fair or foul?
The answer to this lies in the definitions listed in Rule 2 of the MLB rule book.. FAIR TERRITORY is that part of the playing field within, and including the first base and third base lines, from home base to the bottom of the playing field fence and perpendicularly upwards. All foul lines are in f…air territory.. A FOUL BALL is a batted ball that settles on foul territory between home and first base, or between home and third base, or that bounds past first or third base on or over foul territory, or that first falls on foul territory beyond first or third base, or that, while on or over foul territory, touches the person of an umpire or player, or any object foreign to the natural ground.. From these you will gather that home plate is entirely within fair territory so a ball hitting home plate is still "fair". However, if the "you" in this example is the batter, catcher or umpire and the part of their bodies that the ball touches in on or over foul territory, the ball becomes foul at that point and remains foul no matter what happens afterward. If, however, in the umpire's judgement, the contact is made on or over fair territory, and the ball remains in fair territory, the ball would be fair.. In addition, if the umpire determine that the bass is fair, and the "you" is the batter, then the batter would be out. ( Full Answer )
If the batter hits the ball and the ball hits you and then the plate then goes in to fair territory is it a fair or foul ball?
Once again the answer to this lies in the definition of a foul ball listed in Rule 2 of the MLB rule book.. A FOUL BALL is a batted ball that settles on foul territory between home and first base, or between home and third base, or that bounds past first or third base on or over foul territory, or …that first falls on foul territory beyond first or third base, or that, while on or over foul territory, touches the person of an umpire or player, or any object foreign to the natural ground.. This answer depends entirely on the position of the "you" in this question. The batter, the umpire and the catcher are all generally in foul territory at the time the batter swings. If the batted ball hits any one of those people while they are in foul territory, the ball is immediately foul. However, if in the umpire's judgement, the contact was made while over or on fair territory, the ball is fair. Nothing that occurs to the ball after the contact will change whether it is fair or foul. ( Full Answer )
The answer to this lies in the definition of a foul ball listed in Rule 2 of the MBL rule book.. A FOUL BALL is a batted ball that settles on foul territory between home and first base, or between home and third base, or that bounds past first or third base on or over foul territory, or that first …falls on foul territory beyond first or third base, or that, while on or over foul territory, touches the person of an umpire or player, or any object foreign to the natural ground.. The operatve word here is "settled". A ball is not considered to be foul until it touches something in foul territory like a player or umpire or fence, or until it has settled. So if in your example, all the ball touched behind the plate was dirt and then it bounces out and settles in fair territory, that is a fair ball. ( Full Answer )
Yes. If the bat is lying on the ground when the ball hits it, the ball is considered foul. The bat is treated as an extension of the ground, just like a clump of dirt. An exception to this rule is if the bat is thrown toward the ball (for instance by the player on deck) then there is interference… on the play, and interference rules apply. ( Full Answer )
If a batter hits a ball and it initially rolls into foul territory but then rolls into fair territory before first base where it is fielded is it a fair ball?
Yes, it would be fair as long as it is fielded before first or third base or comes in contact with the base.
If a batted ball hits fair and bounces over first or third base and then lands in foul territory is it fair or foul?
In general, if the ball goes over the 1st or 3rd base bag, it is always a fair ball. Unless it goes into the stands, in that case, the ball is always foul.
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
well if its rolls into fair territory before it passes either the third or first base then it would be fair
Player attempts to catch a pop up and touches the ball in foul territory and it hits the ground in fair territory?
Once a batted ball is touched by a defensive player in foul territory, it is ruled a foul ball regardless if said batted ball returns to fair territory.
Yes. Any part of the bat is fair game. Sometimes, a pitcher will throw the ball up and behind the batter's head, and if the ball strikes the bat it counts as a foul ball - and if it pops into the air, and the catcher catches it, it is an out!
a ball that hits a base (other than home plate) then goes into foul territory is a fair ball
The dirt causes the baseball to have more movement when the next pitch is thrown.
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.
If a batted ball hits in the batters box and goes fair is it a fair or foul ball?
http://www.mlb.com/mlb/downloads/y2008/official_rules/10_the_official_scorer.pdf. Section 10.09.c (2). When a runner is called out for being touched by a fair ball (including an Infield Fly), the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder nearest the ball
In professional baseball, anytime a ball strikes something foreign with significant speed, an umpire must examine it for blemishes, cuts, etc. before putting back into play. Thus, when a pitched ball hits the ground, the umpire will examine it before putting it back into play. The catchers know this… and thus do it automatically. If there are baserunners, the umpire will call time before accepting the ball. ( Full Answer )
No. As long as it still acted as a sacrifice fly, the at bat would could like a regular at bat. A sacrifice fly would mean that a runner would have to score as a result of the hit.
If the batter hits the ball and it hits any part of a field player or their glove before it falls or rolls into foul territory it is indeed a fair ball.
One Answer: This is coming from an umpire if the ball lands foul and rolls fair without anything touching it. Another Answer: Between home and first or home and third: it depends on where the ball comes to rest, passes first or third, or is first touched. Regardless of the route of the bal…l: 1) if the ball comes to rest in fair territory, it is fair; if it comes to rest in foul territory, it is foul. 2) if the ball passes first or third in fair territory, it is fair; if it passes first or third in foul territory, it is foul. 3) if the ball is first touched by a player in fair territory, it is fair; if it is first touched by a player in foul territory, or it first touches an object that is considered out of play, it is foul. Beyond first and third base: 1) if the ball first lands in fair territory, it is fair (the foul line and foul pole are in fair territory). 2) if the ball first lands in foul territory, it is foul. 3) if the ball leaves the playing field in fair territory, it is a fair ball (home run, ground rule double, etc.). ( Full Answer )
What is the call if the ball is hit unintentionally twice with one swing and it goes into fair territory?
If, in the judgment of the umpire, the action by the batter was intentional, the batter will be called out. If, in the judgment of the umpire, the action by the batter was unintentional, the ball is alive and in play. Rule 6.05(h) states: "After hitting or bunting a fair ball, his bat hits t…he ball a second time in fair territory. The ball is dead and no runners may advance. If the batter-runner drops his bat and the ball rolls against the bat in fair territory and, in the umpire's judgment, there was no intention to interfere with the course of the ball, the ball is alive and in play" ( Full Answer )
If a high fly ball is foul and 1st baseman tries to catch it and the ball hits the tip of his glove and bounces off his glove and goes into fair territory is it fair or foul?
It's still foul cause the ball was hit in foul territory. Whether a ball is fair or foul is based on the position of the ball when it is touched. Since the ball was touched when the ball was in foul territory, it would be a foul ball.
if the umpire is inside the base path, then it is a dead ball... no pitch --- if the umpire is outside the base paths then it is a live ball
If the ball lands in the dirt and the batter swings at it, I believe that is a strike, even if he hits it into fair territory. This is another one that may have to be improved by somebody else if I'm wrong, but I don't think I am on this one.
It depends. If the ball hits the umpire in the mask and stuns him. He will most likely call a dead ball or time. If he doesn't thoug. It is a live ball and still in play.
If a ball is hit in fair play bounces foul but is caught in the air in foul territory is it fair or foul?
Your question is difficult to understand because of the way it is worded, so I'll try and cover the whole fair/foul question. Any caught fly ball is an out, regardless of whether the ball is in fair or foul territory when caught, unless it is caught in out-of-play territory, in which case it is j…ust a foul ball. Any ground ball that is first touched while the ball is in fair territory is a playable fair ball, regardless of what happens after the touch, unless and until it goes into out-of-play territory. Any ground ball that is first touched while the ball is in foul territory is a foul ball, regardless of what happens after the touch; if it is never touched, it is a foul ball. ( Full Answer )
If it hits the umpire behind home plate, it is a foul ball. If it hits a field umpire who is in bounds, then it is a live ball, meaning that the batter might be thrown out at first, or he might reach first base safely (and then this would be scored as a hit without an error),
depends where the ump is if he is in the field actually on it you continue playing if not on field foul ball.
When a batter hits a fair ball and their bat strikes the ball in fair territory is the batter is out?
If the batter is still in the batters box, it is a foul ball, otherwise, the batter will be ruled out, and it is a dead ball with runners returning to their bases This is wrong, if the ball hits the bat a second time in fair territory the batter is out, standing in the batters box means nothing in… this rule. see MLB rule 6.05 h ( Full Answer )
It depends. Is the ball being thrown or is it hit. If it's hit offthe bat and hits a base runner it's a dead ball and the runner isout if the ball has not passed a fielder. If the ball has alreadypassed a fielder then the ball is live and the runner is not out.It is as if it never happened. If it hi…ts the runner when it isthrown it is perceived as if it never hit the runner. ( Full Answer )
What is it when a pitched ball bounces and the batter swings and hits it in fair territory and it is caught on a fly by a defensive player . Does it count as a fly ball or a ball that already bounced?
The bounce took place before the ball was hit so the ball is a fly ball.
Absolutely nothing. As far as the rules are concerned, a bat on the ground is the ground and therefore is played normally, unless the bat was thrown on the field in an attempt to keep it fair
Yes. Ball is dead. Batter is awarded 1st and all runners advance 1base. Rule 5.09 (f)
I depends. If it hits the half closer to the mount, it's safe. If it hits the half toward the stands, it's out.
No. . The batter is indeed "out," but the play is not a "strike out" for either the batter or the pitcher.
MLB Rule 5:09 states. The ball becomes dead and runners advance one base, orreturn to their bases, without liability to be put out, when -- ... (f) A fair ball touches a runner or an umpire on fair territorybefore it touches an infielder including the pitcher, or touches anumpire before it has pass…ed an infielder other than the pitcher; ... runners advance, if forced.. Since the batter becomes a base runner as soon as he hits the ball,this would mean he goes to first base. Although I admit I may bemis-reading Rule 5.09; you may wish to read it yourself. ( Full Answer )