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In kids' pitch is it a dead ball if it hits the ground before it hits the batter?


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2008-06-02 01:49:20
2008-06-02 01:49:20

In regular baseball rules, the ball is still live, even if it hits the ground first, until it hits the batter, then it becomes a "dead ball". If it never hits the batter, its still a live ball.

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