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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)

Throw Back From The Catcher Hits The Batter

Dave Brown from Clearwater, FL asks:

In game 5 of the Toronto and Texas 2015 ALDS, when Shin-Shoo Choo was in the box but his hand was left on the line of the box, Russel Martin went to t... (more)

Earned Runs After an Error Costing the Third Out

Gene from Pennsylvania asks:

Two outs and a fielder makes an error on the 3rd out. The next batter hits a home run. Are any of the runs earned runs?

No, none of the runs are... (more)

Tag Forcing a Runner's Hand Off the Base

A Baseball Fan from The Baseball Field asks:

A runners hand is firmly on the bag and the fielder tags his hand hard enough to knock it off and holds the tag after he knocks the hand off. ... (more)

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