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Discussion: Slideing at the HOME PLATE

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June 18, 2010
big mike 24
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Slideing at the HOME PLATE
Man we were in a close game on Sunday, there was a play at home. of course the play was going to be close, but the throw was off, the catcher had to run wide left to get the ball , on the way back the runner saw it was going to be a close play and slid knocking my catcher feet from under him. Tournament Director and umpire call the man safe, my catcher have cracked ribs. I may be wrong, but the RULE STATE YOU CAN NOT SLIDE AT HOME PLATE! They didn't call the player out and the run counted... That sucks, if you make a rule, then follow it!!
June 18, 2010
Dbax
Men's 60
1283 posts
I guess it would depend on what association you are playing in.
June 18, 2010
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
You might want to check the rule for that under what ever assn it was run under. Some still allow it depending on age group. Here is something related.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7iIg21UDkg&feature=fvw
June 18, 2010
titanhd
Men's 50
335 posts
One plate or two?
June 18, 2010
jc24
96 posts
Someone correct me if I'm WRONG...but, ISF,SSUSA,ISA,SPA, I'm sure I've missed an Assoc...but, U CAN NOT SLIDE INTO HOME or FIRST. U have 2 home plates for all above mentioned ASSOCIATIONS. U have to use the 2nd home plate to cross, if u touch regular home plate U ARE OUT, u have to cross the ORANGE bag on a play to 1st base or u can be called out.

I can't believe someone slid in a Senior's tourney and was called.. SAFE!!!

If I'm all wet here, CORRECT ME!!! I can take it!! haha..

Jerry Carter
Dayton Legends 55s
#24
June 18, 2010
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
420 posts
Here it is from the SSUSA Rule Book on this site. Don't know about SPA or other organizations.

8.5 SLIDING OPTIONAL
Sliding or diving into first base or the Scoring Plate is not permit- ted, and such players will be called out. However, a player may slide or dive into second and third bases and when returning to any base, except the Scoring Plate or Scoring Line.
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