No, in that case it is a ball.
If the ball hits the ground in play then it hits the batter it is call a hit by pitch and the batter will take first base ... You can also hit the ball as it bounces off the ground ...
A pitched ball can hit the ground before crossing home-plate. In most cases the batter would not swing and the pitch would be called a ball. But, if the batter decides the swing, the ball is still in play after hitting the ground and the batter may not hit the ball and receive a strike, or he may foul the ball, or hit a base-hit.
Yes, as long as the batter makes an attempt to get out of the way of the pitch they are awarded first base on a pitched ball that touches the ground and then the batter.
Yes, but if he doesn't swing at the pitch, it would be a Ball.
When a pitch is made, at any time the pitch hits the batter, it is considered a base on balls (walk) unlessthe ball is in the strike zone (and hasn't touched the ground)the batter makes no attempt to move out of the wayIf the batter makes no attempt to move out of the way the pitch is just ruled a ball. But if it is ball 4, then the batter is awarded the walk.
No, the ball is not dead and the batter may attempt to hit it.
no absolutely not it is an automatic strike If the ball is pitched and hits the ground before it gets to the batter and the batter then hits the ball it is a legal hit.
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 before home plate, it would be ruled a home run.
According to http://www.baseballresource.com/ask_ump/: "The ball is still live after it hits the ground and the uniform is considered part of the body. If a batter is hit in the pant leg after the ball hits the ground award the batter first due to being hit by pitch."
If it hits the ground then hits the batter then yes. If it just hits the ground then no.
A whoosh ball is a pitch of any variety that is swung at and missed by the batter. A "whoosh pitch" is any kind of change-up that fools the batter into swinging noticeably out of synch with (before or after) the pitch arrives.
Yes, a ball doesn't become dead just because it hits the grown before crossing the plate. If it is hit, then the ball is in play.
Yes. If a foul ball is caught by a defensive player before it hits the ground the batter is out.
Yes. If the batter swings, it's a strike.
If it hit the batter the batter gets first and it's scored as a hit by pitch.
The answer is you pitch the ball the batter hits it the batter runs then the fielders field the ball throw it 2 the base and if the balls get there before the batter is out he's out if it is the other way he's safe.
Only if the bases are loaded and the wild pitch or passed ball is ball four.
As long as the pitcher is the last person to touch the ball before the batter is hit, the ball becomes dead and is counted as a hit by pitch. The runners can only advance if they are forced over by the hit batter.
If the ball never touches the ground before the 3rd baseman catches the ball the batter is out.
If the defender catches the ball before it hits the ground, then it's an out.
If the pitch is in the strike zone, and the batter does not swing, it is a "strike." If the pitch is not in the strike zone, and the batter does not swing, it is a "ball."
A called strike cannot hit the ground and then go thru the strike zone. Baseball rule section 2.00 Definitions of Terms: A ball is a pitch which does not enter the strike zone in flight and is not struck at by the batter. If the pitch touches the ground and bounces through the strike zone it is a "ball". If such a pitch touches the batter, he shall be awarded first base. If the batter swings at such a pitch after two strikes, the ball cannot be caught, for the purposes of rule 6.05 (c) and 6.09 (b). If the batter hits such a pitch, the ensuing action shall be the same as if he hit the ball in flight.
yes, the ball is not dead on a walk, the batter is free to try to advance to second and risk being put out