Fair fly ball deflected over fence.
by Ralph Thompson
Ralph asked: Rule 6.09(h) covers the case where a fair fly ball is deflected by the fielder's glove over the fence.
What if the deflected fly ball hits the ground in fair territory, and then bounces over the fence?
Rick answered: Ralph, thank you for your question.
In the photo above, if we could put it in motion, and the baseball hits off the players glove, hits the ground in fair territory and then bounces over the fence, it would be ruled a ground rule double.
It would also be a ground rule double if the fly ball, was first deflected in fair territory, hits the ground in foul territory, then bounces over the fence in foul territory.
Yours in baseball,