Generally speaking, the infield is brought in when the batting team has at least two runners on base and the team in the field needs to prevent further runs from scoring. There is always a runner on third base in this situation. The thinking is that it gives the infielders a shorter throw to the plate to cut down a runner trying to score. The risk is that with the infielders closer in, a hard-hit ball gets to them more quickly and fielders have less time to react. Generally with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs. This gives them the option of an easy throw home to keep a run from scoring. With 2 outs, the force out at 1st base is enough to keep a run from scoring.
The shape of the infield is a diamond.
An infield in softball is the dirt part of the field. It is where the pitcher, catcher, 1st baseman, 2nd baseman, 3rd baseman, and shortstop play. The infield in softball is the same as the infield in baseball, except a softball infield is typically all dirt, while a baseball infield is all grass except for the base paths.
Outfield and infield are different types of fielders. The infield are responsible for making plays at the bases, they are also responsible for the ground balls that go to the infield. The outfielders are responsible for covering plays made in the infield, they are also responsible for catching fly balls that go to the outfield and getting the balls that the infield misses
The duration of Angels in the Infield is 1.48 hours.
It is the same shape as a major league infield
No, an attempted bunt can never be ruled an infield fly.
yes, the batter is charged with an at bat on an infield fly
no your are only allowed 6 players in infield
80 can park in the infield.
Any umpire may indicate the infield fly rule is in effect by yelling "Infield Fly" and extending his right hand above his head and pointing. However, the infield fly rule is in effect whether or not any umpire does this.
that is impossible because if you hit an infield fly then your out and the ball is in the in field not over the wall.
they are in the infield and in the outfield
Roughly 18,300 sq ft. in a high school size field without a grass infield.
A true infield home run never happened, four base errors have happened.
in softball no one really controls the infield. you just have one person who is a leader. most of of the time it is the pitcher.
In the infield, a pop up has a natural tendency to move back towards the infield, happens down either line and in the area around the plate. So to compensate for the ball moving towards the infield, the catchers glove is positioned so it can move with the ball, rather than stabbing at it.
Umm Yea really anybody that's playing deffense during that inning can catch an infield fly hell even a center feilder could catch an infield fly if he's fast enough
Runners on 1st and/or 2nd, less then 2 outs, ball popped up in the infield, batter is automatically out.
Infield Hot Pass - 2004 was released on: USA: 11 March 2004
Angels in the Infield - 2000 TV is rated/received certificates of: USA:TV-PG
If the ball remains in fair territory and the batter reaches base safely, it's called an infield hit. If the ball stays in the infield, but rolls into foul territory, it's called a foul ball. Anything else is an out.
No. According to MLB Rule 2.00, the definition of an infield fly is: "An INFIELD FLY is a fair fly ball (not including a line drive nor an attempted bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, when first and second, or first, second and third bases are occupied, before two are out. The pitcher, catcher and any outfielder who stations himself in the infield on the play shall be considered infielders for the purpose of this rule. When it seems apparent that a batted ball will be an Infield Fly, the umpire shall immediately declare "Infield Fly" for the benefit of the runners. If the ball is near the baselines, the umpire shall declare "Infield Fly, if Fair."The ball is alive and runners may advance at the risk of the ball being caught, or retouch and advance after the ball is touched, the same as on any fly ball. If the hit becomes a foul ball, it is treated the same as any foul. If a declared Infield Fly is allowed to fall untouched to the ground, and bounces foul before passing first or third base, it is a foul ball. If a declared Infield Fly falls untouched to the ground outside the baseline, and bounces fair before passing first or third base, it is an Infield Fly. Rule 2.00 (Infield Fly) Comment: On the infield fly rule the umpire is to rule whether the ball could ordinarily have been handled by an infielder-not by some arbitrary limitation such as the grass, or the base lines. The umpire must rule also that a ball is an infield fly, even if handled by an outfielder, if, in the umpire's judgment, the ball could have been as easily handled by an infielder. The infield fly is in no sense to be considered an appeal play. The umpire's judgment must govern, and the decision should be made immediately. When an infield fly rule is called, runners may advance at their own risk. If on an infield fly rule, the infielder intentionally drops a fair ball, the ball remains in play despite the provisions of Rule 6.05 (L). The infield fly rule takes precedence." An infield fly resulting from an attempted bunt does not qualify under the infield fly rule.
The track's 180-acre infield includes the 29-acre Lake Lloyd which has hosted powerboat racing.
The infield fly rule is in effect when there are runners on first and second or bases are loaded with less than 2 outs.
Babe Ruth hit the very first infield homerun.