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Since this is the first post I will give an overview of what will be on this site. The home page will have the a few of the latest questions I have answered about baseball rules, game situations, or umpiring ... (more)

Not Avoiding A Hit By Pitch

Angie from Oregon High School asks:

When a batter gets hit by a pitch, does he have to attempt to avoid the pitch or does he still get a base if he doesn't avoid it?

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Ball Passing An Infielder And Then Hitting A Runner

Mark from Glenview, IL asks:

In a Little League game the ball has passed the second baseman and then hits the runner going from first to second. Is the runner safe because the ball has pa... (more)

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