Are The Hands Part Of The Bat?


Danny Larson from Salt Lake City, UT asks:

A batter is hit in the hands while holding the bat in the batter box. Is the hands part of the bat and is this pitch called a foul ball?

No. Since the hands are part of the batter's body, as long as the batter didn't swing at the ball then it is a dead ball and the batter is awarded first base.

Answered by: Jonathan Bravo
Keywords: Batter

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