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New Ball

Ray Tabacchi from Nashville, IL asks:

The umpire throws a ball out of the game when a pitcher throws it in the dirt. Why don't they throw the ball out after a ground ball base hit.<... Read More

Tagging Up On a Dead Ball

Bill Fogarty from Wichita, Kansas asks:

Runner on first with less than two outs when the batter hits a line drive to the shortstop which is caught. He then throws the ball out of play wh... Read More

Fielder Getting Hit By a Pitch

Ben from Atlanta asks:

What would the ruling be if a pitcher's pitch hit a fielder on the way to the plate? For example, a fielder gets extremely close to the plate anticipating a bunt at... Read More