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fc or base hit

by Bob

Base Hit Or Fielder's Choice?

Base Hit Or Fielder's Choice?

Bob asked: Guy on first batter hits one toward 3 base side, shortstop lays out fields the ball has no chance to throw batter out.

Tries to throw to second, runner is safe.

Is this a fc or a hit?

Rick answered: Bob, thank you for your question.

Since the shortstop had no play on the runner at first, it should go as a base hit, as he was unable to get the runner at second as well.

Recorded out at second would result in a fielder's choice for the batter.

Yours in baseball,


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