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Discussion: Baseball ruling?

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June 6, 2011
jim16
Men's 65
169 posts
Baseball ruling?
Since we had a rules discussion, I'd like to ask this one, it happened in one of my grandsons baseball games.
Runner on first, no outs. Pitcher goes into the stretch and pauses, runner on first steals second and the pitcher doesnt flinch, he just continues his pause. The runner is now past second when the pitcher throws home. Batter lines out and throw goes back to first to complete a double play and the umpire calls the runner out. I dont think it was the right call but I am not sure. Since the runner was past second when the pitch was thrown, I think he only has to tag at second, which he did.
June 6, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
mmm jim not sure,maybe it is from where the runner starts as the play unfolds,and that is why you need to touch first for the double up.this is a good question.
June 6, 2011
Pricer
Men's 50
621 posts
Not any different than a runner stealing second and a batter hitting a long fly ball in which runner in some cases can be on third base by the time ball is caught.
June 6, 2011
birdie
Men's 60
680 posts
I would think that Pricer and the ump got it right. You are only award a stolen base when the pitch is thrown home and the batter does not make contact and you are safe at second. Thanks Harry
June 7, 2011
stick8
1268 posts
Jim16, if the runner past second the defense can throw to second or first to record the out.
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