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Baseball Officials Training Day 3 North Texas Independent Sports Officials
Rule 5.00 Putting the Ball into Play 5.08 – If a thrown ball touches a base coach or umpire, the ball is in play. Unless the coach interferes, then the runner is out 5.09(a) – Hit batter. A pitched ball touches the batter or his clothing. Ball always is dead. No award is he is swinging when hit.
Rule 5.00 Putting the Ball into Play 5.10 – This rule specifies your authority to call “Time” when weather, darkness or an accident make immediate further play impossible. This is a judgment – Plate umpire puts ball in play when pitcher takes his place on his plate with the ball in his possession.
Rule 6.00 The Batter 6.01 – Batters must follow their place in the batting order. Last batter is always the batter who legally completed his time at bat. 6.02(a) – Batter cannot leave his position once the pitcher comes to Set position or begins his windup
Rule 6.00 The Batter 6.02(b) – Umpire shall not call “Time” at the request of the batter once pitcher has come to Set or begins his windup If a pitcher has come to Set or starts his windup and batter steps out, no balk.
Rule 6.00 The Batter 6.02(c) – Batter must take his place in the batters box at request of umpire. If not, instruct the pitcher to pitch and call “strike” 6.05 – When is a batter out 6.05(a) – when a fair or foul ball is legally caught
Rule 6.00 The Batter 6.05(c) – When a 3 rd strike is not legally caught by the catcher and 1 st base is occupied. Dropped 3 rd strike rule. Remember, 1 st base must be unoccupied and less than 2 outs It is NOT a legal catch if the ball strikes the dirt first before the catcher catches the ball 6.05(d) – When a bunt is fouled on 3 rd strike
Rule 6.00 The Batter 6.05(e) – When an infield fly is declared remember, infield fly cannot be a bunt Rules for Infield fly: 1. Runners on 1 st, 2 nd or 1 st,2 nd,3 rd with less than 2 outs 2. High arching fair fly ball 3. Batter/runner automatically out 4. Runners may advance at own risk
Rule 6.00 The Batter 6.06 (a) – Batter is out when he hits the ball with one or both feet on the ground entirely outside the batters box 6.06 (c) – Batter is out when he interferes with catcher fielding or throwing out of the batters box
Rule 6.00 The Batter 6.06 (d) - Batter is out for using an altered bat, and is also ejected 6.07(c) – Batter gets free base if interfered with by catcher. If he gets to first…..