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Throw Back From The Catcher Hits The Batter

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Batter Reaches First Before a Foul Ball

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Is a batter safe at first if a bunted ball trickles foul after the runner reaches first base? Or is it deemed foul regardless of where the runner is on the bath... (more)

Lights Going Out In A Babe Ruth League Game

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Lights go out at a night game, Babe Ruth League, bottom 6, home team leads 4-1. Lead at end of 5 3-1. What happens?

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