“What is the penalty if a player throws his/her bat?” I get asked this question a lot – it surprises me that I haven’t written about it here before now.
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I was recently asked the following question: One out, R2 on 2nd. R1 on 1st. The batter-runner (BR) hits a home run. While rounding the bases, R2 stops before touching home plate (in anticipation of a celebration of some kind). R1 then touches home plate before R2 does. R2 follows and the BR finishes his […]
I was recently asked the following question: With runners on first (R1) and third (R3) and two outs, the batter hits a ground ball to the 2nd baseman. Instead of touching the bag for force out he sees R1 stop and head back toward 1st base. The 2nd baseman chases and does not touch R1 […]