Baseball Questions

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  1. Reply ricky hale March 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Is the runner out if tagged with an empty glove but ball in other hand?

    • Reply Joe Janish March 13, 2015 at 9:43 am

      No. The runner must be tagged with the ball directly or by the glove with the ball inside.

      • Reply Joe March 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm

        If there are runners on first and second base with two outs. The the batter pops up the ball. The base runners should be runing no matter what right?

  2. Reply Jim April 15, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    There is a runner at third. Less than two outs. Runners leads off in foul territory. The batter hits a line drive that hits third base and ricochets off and hits the runner in foul territory. What is the call regarding the runner. Is the ball live and the runners safe. Is the runner out and the ball dead.

  3. Reply Kathy May 15, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Where do teams get the bat boys for their dugout when they are away?

  4. Reply Stan June 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    When a new ball is required some home plate umpires choose to throw it to the pitcher themselves, rather than hand the new ball to the catcher. If there are runners on base can they advance if the umpire makes a bad throw to the pitcher and the ball gets away? Or is it considered a “timeout” if the umpire is handling the ball?

  5. Reply Michael July 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    A batter hits a fly ball that hits the outfield wall (below the top of the wall) but is then caught by the outfielder before it hits the ground. Is the batter out or safe?

  6. Reply ralph October 10, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Have three baseballs in a set , One marked A Diamond One marked A Diamond SOX 2001Spring Panther Training and the Last one marked Sox football. Can anyone tell what these thee balls represent?

  7. Reply ralph October 10, 2015 at 9:58 am

    My mistake the is marked foto Sox

  8. Reply doug October 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    What does OPS stand for on a batters stat?? New to me, and I’m 60.

  9. Reply TIM Drozd July 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Question : I have noticed alot of farther hit higher velocity home runs, hits and even out of play fowl balls in this 2016 MLB season. Is Rawlings producing a higher velocity baseball this year? It looks like it.

  10. Reply Oscar Lleras April 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

    In the outfield I’m constantly throwing long distances but now my arm feels like it’s going to fall off every time I throw, the pain is more concentrated on my shoulder, what can I do to reduce the pain or possibly fix the problem?

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