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When the 1st baseman is awaiting a pickoff throw from the pitcher, with a runner on 1st, is the 1st baseman permitted to set up with his feet or a foot over the foul line ?

Michael asked: When the 1st baseman is set up for a pick-off throw from the pitcher, obviously with a runner on 1st, where are his feet or one foot permitted

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Bases loaded bottom of the 9th with 1 run lead: where should the outfield play?

Anonymous asked: Bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th inning with 1 run lead, high school baseball. Where should the outfielders be positioned? Rick

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Interference????

Heath asked: Trying to find clarification, runner on 1st batter hits ball to 2nd baseman. As runner runs in front of second base doesn't get hit by

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Can a call of foul ball made by the home plate umpire be changed if the base umpire declares catcher's interference?

Jim asked: The batter swung and fouled the ball back, hitting the catcher's mask, and then rebounded into fair territory. The home plate umpire declared

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how many complete were pitched in 2016 in major league baseball

Anonymous asked: How many complete games were pitched in 2016, in Major League Baseball? Rick answered: Thank you for your question. The place to

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can batter runner go back toward home plate when fielder attempts to tag him?

Don asked: While coaching a high school game with a runner on first, batter hit ball up 1st base line 2 feet inside fair territory. The pitcher fielded

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Hit or fielders choice?

Mike asked: Bases loaded, batter hits a slow grounder towards 1st. 1st baseman fields ball, throws home for the force out but runner beats the throw.

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What happens to a hitter while during his plate appearance the third out is made in an errant attempt by a runner to steal a base.

Todd asked:So a hitter is up at the plate with two outs. A runner at first attempts to steal second base and is thrown out thus making the third out.

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Error or mental mistake.

Marty asked: Is it considered an error if third baseman decides not to field a fair ground ball hoping it will roll foul before passing third base? In

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Infield Warm-ups

Infield warm-ups: A way to provide purpose and focus to between innings, while at the same time, building player confidence.

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Mental Framing

Mental framing puts the players mind in a position to be successful, in the difficult situations that arise in the game of baseball.

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Baseball Mental Power

Baseball mental power; you are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power. You have the key in your own hands, and you may make use of it the moment you learn to con

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Baseball Instruction, Bunting

Bunting because you want to, not because you have to!.

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Hitting: A Proven Team Approach

A proven team hitting approach, one that enabled our players to put the ball in play early and often, a baseball recipe for success.

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Hitting Progressions Advanced

Description: Hitting progressions; the movements a hitter makes, prior to swinging at a pitched baseball.

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Baseball Rules First Base Running Lane

As you look onto a baseball field, regardless of its dimensions, you will notice a chalk line marked along the first base foul line.

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Baseball Drills - Team Defense

This multipurpose baseball drill for team defense is the all time standard for game situation drills.

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Base Running

Base running, one of the least taught and practiced skills, yet still one of the most important, even in the age of the aluminum bat

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