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How Many Outs?

Paul Kinnes from Denver, CO asks:

With a man on 3rd the umpire believes that there are 2 outs in the inning.  The batter misses 3rd strike and the catcher does not catch the ball. Th... Read More

Fly Ball Hitting The Foul Pole

Jim from Warren, MI, asks:

A fly ball hits the foul pole, is it foul?

If a ball hits the foul pole it is actually fair and, if it hits it above the wall, it is a home ru... Read More

Kicking The Baseball

Karl Muehlberg from Fresno, CA asks:

Is it legal for a defensive player to intentionally kick a batted ball to a teammate for the purpose of making an out?

Yes, this is legal... Read More