Runner Hit By Pitch While Stealing Home


A Baseball Fan from The Baseball Field asks:

Runner on third base stealing home. Pitcher with legal motion throws to plate. Runner is hit by pitch while crossing home plate, make the call

 First off, by "legal motion throw" it sounds like the pitcher has stepped off and this isn't a pitch but a throw to get the runner stealing. If that is the case the run scores and the ball is still in play (if there are any other runners.) If this is a pitch, the run would also score, the pitch would be a ball or a strike (depending on whether it was in the strike zone or not)  and the ball would be dead, when it hit the runner. But to add to this, again if it is a pitch, and it is strike 3, with already 2 outs, the run would not score and the batter would be out for the third out in the inning.

Answered by: Jonathan Bravo

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