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Man at first ground ball first baseman tags first runner does not advance to second stays on first is this a double play?


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2015-05-17 19:25:28
2015-05-17 19:25:28

No it is not a double play because the runner on first base would have been forced out at second base but because the first baseman chose to picked up the baseball that was on the ground and tagged first base then the batter would be out and therefore would have to tag the runner if he wasn't currently on a base.


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2009-04-27 01:53:39
2009-04-27 01:53:39

If the runner remains standing on the bag when the 1st baseman touches the bag and the 1st baseman does not tag the runner prior to touching the bag, then the runner is safe and you have no double play. Answer To clarify, once the Batter becomes a batter-runner, the runner at first loses his right to occupy first base and is forced to advance. If he is tagged while standing on the base, he is out. If the first baseman then steps on first base the Batter-runner is also out -- Double Play. BUT, if the first baseman first steps on the base the batter-runner is out and the force is removed. If the runner standing on first base is now tagged he is safe.

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Any time a runner is not forced to advance to the next base, the defensiver player must tag the runner. If a runner is attempting to steal 2nd, either the 2nd baseman or the shortstop must tag the runner.

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if the runner is stealing no but if there was a ground ball and he is running then yes

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There is no free base or "advancing" by rule based on this play. Runner tries to advance at his or her own discretion if they take up.

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Yes. Most runner interference calls are made on the runner sliding into the second baseman or shortstop to break up a double play.

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If it is a force (i.e. there are people on all the bases behind the runner) play, then yes, the baseman needs to touch the base to get the runner out. If the runner is not required to move to that base, then the baseman must tag the runner to get him out. The baseman does not NEED to touch the base to record the out. The defense may tag the runner OR the bag.


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