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Official scoring on on a routine Flyball that bounces off out fielder and goes over fence

by Dave
(Allentown)

Fair Ball Deflected Out Of Play

Fair Ball Deflected Out Of Play

Dave asked: Official score on fly ball that bounces off out fielder and goes over fence.


Rick answered: Dave, thank you for your question.

Rule 6.09...Any fair fly ball is deflected by a fielder into the stands, or over the fence in foul territory, in which case the batter shall be entitled to advance to second base; but if deflected into the stands or over the fence in fair territory, the batter shall be entitled to a home run.

However, should such a fair fly ball be deflected at a point less than 250 feet from home plate, the batter shall be entitled to two bases only.


Yours in baseball,

Rick

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Jul 02, 2017
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by: Rick, theoleballgame.com

That truly is the trifecta. Been playing and coaching baseball for 50 plus years, have never had one happen in a game I was a part of. Only heard about them occasionally. Your experience may be some form of record.

I'm sure that missed home plate call became heated.


Yours in baseball,

Rick

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by: Don

Surprising how often this sit. occurs. I was the field umpire in a high school 2nd round playoff game and had this experience. All in the same game I had a player from one team get called out at the plate on appeal for missing the plate on a home run. (caused by crowd of teammates). Quite a argument. Then in the same game the opposite team left fielder allowed a fly ball in left center bounce off his glove over the fence and gave the home run right back. As if this wasn't enough 3 innings later it happened again. These were big school teams and quite a shock. I have done over 4000 games and I'll probably never see that again.

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