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Is this situation scored as a fielders choice with an rbi or an error?

by bj

BJ asked: Bases loaded, 1 out, the batter hits a routine ground ball to the shortstop.

The ball is fielded cleanly and the shortstop decides to throw home to get the lead runner.

The throw is on target but the runner from 3rd beats the throw and is safe.

Rick answered: This situation would be scored as a fielder's choice, with an rbi.

The ball was fielded cleanly, the throw was on the money, so there is no error, the runner from 3B just outran the ball.

Fielder's choice as the shortstop decided to go to the plate, rather than 1B.

Yours in baseball,


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