Can a batter get an RBI on a dropped third strike?
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A runner is on third; the batter strikes out but the ball is dropped; when the catcher throws the batter out at first the runner scores. Does the batter get an RBI? The runner did not break for home until after the catcher threw to first.
Rick answered: Don, thank you for your question.
Rule 9-3, Sec 3 Player's batting record Art 5: A run batted in is credited to the batter when a runner scores because of a base hit, including the batter/runners score on a home run; a sacrifice; any putout; a forced advance, such as for a base on balls or batter being hit; or an error, provided there are not two outs and that action is such that the runner on third would have scored even if there had been no error.
As you describe it, the runner from third scored on the subsequent putout of the batter at first base, thus the batter should receive an rbi.
Yours in baseball,