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Discussion: You make the call

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June 27, 2013
stick8
1238 posts
You make the call
Runners on first and second, 1 out. Baatter gets a hit up the middle. Left centerfielder fields the ball and throws home. The ball hits the runner scoring from second in the foot aftewr he crossed the plate and carroms off into a dead ball area.
What's the call for the other runners?
June 27, 2013
Garocket
Men's 55
118 posts
Since the ball was never caught and dislodged this would be considered an overthrow. So it would be 2 bases from the last base touched at time of throw for all runners behind the runner that scored.

If the cather had caught the ball and the ball became dislodged from the cather either on a swipe tag or a small collision at the plate and rolled into dead ball area. That would be 1 base ffrom the last base touched at the time the ball went into dead ball area.

Sounds kind of the same but entirely different
June 27, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
973 posts
Everyone on base gets two bases!
June 27, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
973 posts
From the base they occupied at time of throw! Runner is no different then if you threw off a base unless runner hit the ball intentionally!
June 28, 2013
paul0784
Men's 55
120 posts
Two bases at the time of the release of the throw by the outfielder.
June 29, 2013
stick8
1238 posts
Thank you for your responses which are all correct. Incredibly the dfensiove team argued runners shouldn't be allowed to move from the last base touched. The umpire (I had the next game) made the right call. Incredibly, the manager of the defensive team promised to show the umpire he was wrong by showing the rule in the rulebook. He never did.
June 29, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
973 posts
Hard to take foot out of mouth no doubt! :-)
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