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Discussion: home plate rule

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Oct. 27, 2013
Men's 50
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home plate rule
it almost happen this past week, runners at first and second , the batter hit's it to the out field and the runners hold , then he drops the ball and everybody takes off , all fast runner haha anyway the 2 first runners are together when they pass the home plate line and the ball comes into the catcher but he dropped it , if he caught it would both runner be out or does the catcher have to tag the bag twice ( do a dance !!) and what if the batter cross the line also ( he almost did but stop before the line ) the ump did not know but it's his first year. thanks
Oct. 27, 2013
2517 posts
Very simple ruling/analysis here ... If the defensive player has possession of the ball AND is in contact with the strike mat, ALL base runners who have passed the commitment line are OUT, because the defensive player is prohibited from applying a tag inside the commitment line ...There is no need to even consider who might be in first place in the "photo finish" between the first two runners, and the defensive player does not have to do a tap dance on the mat ... This would be a highly unusual double (or even triple) play!

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