Asked in Baseball Rules and Regulations
What happens in major league baseball when an outfielder catches a fly ball in his hat?
December 05, 2009 10:52PM
It's not a catch, and there's a 3-base award.
According to Rule 7.05(b):
Each runner including the batter-runner may, without liability to be put out, advance three bases, if a fielder deliberately touches a fair ball with his cap, mask or any part of his uniform detached from its proper place on his person. The ball is in play and the batter may advance to home base at his peril