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catchman

Infield fly, droped 3rd

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Also worth noting--in the two out/first occupied scenario, the defense can also make the third out by a force play. So if the catcher blocks it in the dirt and tags the plate, that's good enough if the bases are loaded. (A runner caught napping on that play could also be the third out.)

 

I had a team actually win a tournament on the dropped third strike rule several years ago. Here is the situation. Game tied 5 to 5, we are home team with bases loaded and two outs, full count on he batter. Called time and I told my runner on third "no matter what happens run half way home" and instructed the batter "to run no matter what". Unbelievably the catcher dropped what would have been the third strike and send the game into extra innings. When the catcher saw the runner coming home and then stop, instead of simply stepping on the plate she rolled the ball back to the pitchers mound thinking the inning was over. Runners take off while the opposing team wondered to the dugout. Umpire called the runner safe at home and said "BALL GAME". The opposing fans, coaches, and ball team went beserk. Umps had to be escorted to their cars! Ump made correct call, unfortunately they didn't see it that way.

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I had a team actually win a tournament on the dropped third strike rule several years ago. Here is the situation. Game tied 5 to 5, we are home team with bases loaded and two outs, full count on he batter. Called time and I told my runner on third "no matter what happens run half way home" and instructed the batter "to run no matter what". Unbelievably the catcher dropped what would have been the third strike and send the game into extra innings. When the catcher saw the runner coming home and then stop, instead of simply stepping on the plate she rolled the ball back to the pitchers mound thinking the inning was over. Runners take off while the opposing team wondered to the dugout. Umpire called the runner safe at home and said "BALL GAME". The opposing fans, coaches, and ball team went beserk. Umps had to be escorted to their cars! Ump made correct call, unfortunately they didn't see it that way.

 

 

 

Thats hilarious, I think I was there.... If I remember correctly it was in Morristown wasnt it?

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I am glad I brought this to everyones attention,, Seems like it has brought up some good stories and memories. Also a learning lesson for some, /thumb[1].gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumb:" border="0" alt="thumb[1].gif" />

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I am glad I brought this to everyones attention,, Seems like it has brought up some good stories and memories. Also a learning lesson for some, /thumb[1].gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumb:" border="0" alt="thumb[1].gif" />

 

 

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Agree.

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I HAVE ANOTHER one that people dont seem to understand....the batter gets his base EVEN if the ball hit the ground first

 

Riverdaleman. I think we have started something here, Now people can discuss good topics with out getting mad,,Plus learn, /thumb[1].gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumb:" border="0" alt="thumb[1].gif" /> /thumb[1].gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumb:" border="0" alt="thumb[1].gif" />

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