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Umpire Test questions 1-28 1. One out, runners at 2 nd and 3 rd. Batter hits a grounder to 3 rd baseman, who gets R3 in a rundown between home and 3 rd.

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1 Umpire Test questions One out, runners at 2 nd and 3 rd. Batter hits a grounder to 3 rd baseman, who gets R3 in a rundown between home and 3 rd. R3 eludes a tag and returns to 3 rd safely. Meanwhile R2 is standing on 3 rd also. Both are tagged. Who is out? A. R3 B. R2C. both runners Answer: B. R2; MLB One out, runners on 1 st who is attempting to steal 2 nd. The catcher interferes with the batter who strikes out, and then throws out R1 at 2 nd base. What penalties do you impose? A. batter is awarded 1 st and R1 is awarded 2 nd B. batter is out and R1 is out at 2 nd C. batter is awarded 1 st and R1 is out at 2 nd base Answer: A. batter is awarded 1 st and R1 is awarded 2 nd ; MLB 7.04(d) 3. Runner at 1 st, batter takes the pitch. The catcher’s throw back to the pitcher hits the still cocked bat of the batter. The ball bounces into the dugout and R1 goes to 3 rd. Can he stay there?A. YesB. No Answer:A. Yes; MLB 7.05(g)

2 4. No outs, runner on 1 st. Grounder to short who throws the ball out of field of play trying to retire R1 at 2 nd. BATTER RUNNER NOT TO 1 st YET. Place the runners. A. batter gets 1 st and R1 gets 2 nd B. batter gets 1 st and R1 gets 3 rd C. batter gets 2 nd and R1 gets 3 rd D. batter gets 3 rd and R1 gets home Answer C. batter gets 2 nd and R1 gets 3 rd ; MLB 7.05(g) approved ruling 5. If the pitcher request an alternate ball, the umpire must give him one if available. True or False AnswerTrue; MLB 3.01(e) 6. A relief pitcher enter the game and pitches to a 1-2 count. The batter is replaced by a pinch-batter. Can a substitute now come in for the pitcher? YES or NO Answer:NO; MLB 3.05(b) 7. Can a pitcher balk with no runners on base? YES or NO Answer:NO; MLB 2.0 Balk 8. During a play on the field, a thrown ball strikes an authorized photographer in the back while he is running away from the ball. Is the ball dead? YES or NO AnswerNo; MLB 3.15

3 9. One out, runner on first. Batter hits an inside-the-park homerun. R1 misses home plate. Following a sliding tag play at home on which the BR is ruled safe, R1 returns and touches the plate. The catcher properly appeals to you that R1 missed the plate. What is the call? A. the appeal is not allowed, and both runs count B. R1 is ruled out, the following run counts C. R1 is ruled out and BR is sent back to third base Answer: B. R1 is ruled out, the following run counts; MLB 7.10(b) 10. With a count of 0-2, the batter steps out of the batter’s box while the pitcher is in his windup. The pitcher delivers the pitch anyway; the pitch does not enter the strike zone. What is your call? A. strike three B. ball one C. no pitch, since the batter is out of the box. Answer:B. ball one; MLB 6.02(b) 11. One out, runners on 1 st and 2 nd. The 3 rd baseman jumps up on top of a tarp to catch a foul pop-up, then falls into the stands, but retains possession of the ball. What is the result? A. batter is out, R2 and R1 must remain at their current base B. batter is not our, R2 and R1 must remain at their current base C. batter is out, R2 is awarded 3 rd and R1 is awarded 2nd Answer: C. batter is out, R2 is awarded 3 rd and R1 is awarded 2 nd ; MLB 6.05(a) and 7.04(c)

4 13. A pitched ball hits the ground and then hits the batter, who does not swing at the pitch, but did attempt to avoid being hit. What is the call? A. the ball is alive and called a strike B. the ball is dead and the batter is awarded first base C. the ball is dead and the pitch is called ball Answer: B. the ball is dead and the batter is awarded first base; MLB 6.08(b) and 2.0 Ball 14. Bases loaded, 2 outs, 1 ball and 2 strikes on the batter. The batter swings and misses a pitch which touches the ground before reaching the plate. The catcher catches the ball cleanly after the bounce. The batter runs to first and all other runner advance. The catcher steps on home plate before R3 arrives. What’s the call? A. the batter is our and the inning is over B. everybody is safe and R3 scores C. R3 is out and the inning is over Answer: C. R3 is out and the inning is over; MLB 6.09(b), 7.08(e) and 2.0 Strike and Force Play 15. Runner on second, one out, count 2 balls and 2 strikes”. The pitched ball bounces in front of the plate. While the batter swings and misses, the ball caroms off the catcher and ends up in the umpire’s ball bag. What’s the solution to this mess? A. dead ball, batter out, runner returns B. dead ball, batter is awarded 1st, runner returns C.live ball, batter may try for 1st. D. dead ball, batter is awarded first and runner is awarded third Answer; D. dead ball, batter is awarded first and runner is awarded third MLB 6.09(b) and 7.05

5 16. One out, runner on 1 st. Batter hits a quick one-hopper to the 1 st baseman. R1 returns to 1 st and is tagged while o the base. The 1 st baseman then steps on 1 st. Who is out?A. only R1B. only the BRC. both R1 and the BR Answer: C. both R1 and the BR MLB Two outs, bases loaded, 3-2 count. With all runners going on the pitch, the batter takes ball four. R2 touches and rounds 3 rd and is picked off by the catcher before the runner from 3 rd touches the plate. Does the run count?A. YesB. NO Answer: A. Yes MLB 7.04(b) 18. Does a glove thrown at a fair batted ball have to touch the ball before you award bases?A. YesB. No Answer: A. Yes MLB 7.05(C) 19. One out, bases loaded. Grounder to 3 rd baseman who steps on 3 rd and then throws the ball into the stands trying to retire the BR. R1 had reached 2 nd before the throw, but R3 and the BR had not reached their next base before the throw. Place R1, R3 and the BR. A. batter get 2 nd, R1 and R3 get home B. Batter get 1 st, R1 and R3 get home C. batter get 1 st, R1 get 3 rd and R3 get home Answer: A. Batter get 2 nd, R1 and R3 get home MLB 7.05(g)

6 20. One out, runner on 1 st. Batter hits a quick one-hopper to the 1 st baseman, who tags the bag then tags R1 who is now standing on the bag when tagged. Who is out? A. the runner on 1 st B. the batter/runnerC. both R1 and BR Answer: B. the batter/runner MLB One out, runner on 2 nd. R2 is stealing 3 rd when the catcher interferes with the batter, who flies out to center. The runner returns to 2 nd as the ball is caught. You invoke catcher’s interference and place the batter at 1 st. What do you do with R2? A. place at 2 nd B. place at 3 rd C. award R2 2 bases Answer: B. place at 3 rd MLB 7.04(d) 22. A batted ball goes sharply and directly fro the bat, off the catcher’s mitt, then hits the catcher in his mask and ricochets 20 feet above home plate, and the catcher catches it before it hits the ground. Is this a foul-tip?A. YesB. No Answer: A. Yes MLB 2.00 “Foul-Tip” 23.The 1 st baseman catches a foul pop fly in foul territory next to the stands. A fan reaches out and takes the ball from the fielder’s glove. The umpire declares the batter out. Is this correct?A. YesB. No Answer: A. Yes MLB 3.16 approved ruling

7 24. The batter triples but misses second. The defense properly appeals that he missed first base, but the umpire rules him safe. Can the defense now properly appeal that he missed 2 nd base?A. YesB. No Answer: A. Yes MLB 7.10(d) 25. “Time” is automatically called when the batter steps out of the batter’s box? A. YesB. No Answer: B. NO MLB 6.02(b) 26. No outs, bases loaded, batter takes strike 3 and the catcher drops the ball. Is the batter out?A. YesB. No Answer: A. Yes MLB 6.05(c) 27. If an ejection occurs during a play, when will the ejection take effect? A. when the ball becomes deadB. Immediately C. after the manager has been notified by the umpire Answer: A. when the ball becomes dead MLB 5.10(g), (h) 28. One out and runner on 1 st and 2 nd base. The batter bunts a pop-up to the pitcher. Is this an Infield-Fly?A. YesB. No Answer: B. NO MLB 2.00 “Infield-Fly, 6.056(e) and 7.08(f)


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