Baseball Rules and Regulations

Is an out called if the batter nicks the ball and the catcher catches it before it hits the ground?

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2007-08-07 00:04:02

Only if it is on a third strike. That would be considered a foul

tip and, by official rule, is different from a foul ball. A foul

tip is when the catcher catches a ball that is 'tipped' by the

batter and the ball goes straight back into the catcher's mitt. If

the catcher drops the ball it is considered a foul ball and not a

foul tip.

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