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Home Run Bouncing on the Fence

Jim from Charlotte asks:

A batted ball hits the fence and goes over the wall. Is it a home run or a ground rule double?

As long as the ball did not touch the ground at any p... Read More

Sliding In High School

Gary Groom from Michigan asks:

If there is a close play at the plate in high school baseball is the runner required to slide?

 Yes. In high school the runner is required... Read More

Stealing a Base on a Foul Tip

Art Carlson from Aberdeen, NJ asks:

A batter foul tips the ball with less than 2 strikes into the catcher's glove. Can a runner steal a base since catcher caught the pitch?

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