Who gets the RBI?
Anonymous asked: Runner on 3rd.
Pitcher throws a wild pitch or catcher gives up a passed ball.
Runner on 3rd scores.
Does the batter get credit for an RBI?
Rick answered: Thank you for your question.
Rule 9.04 runs batted in:
A run batted in is a statistic credited to a batter whose action at bat caused one or more runs to score, as set forth in this rule 9.04.
a) the official scorer shall credit the batter with a run batted in for every run that scores
1) unaided by an error and as part of a play begun by the batter's safe hit (including a home run), sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly, infield out or fielder's choice, unless Rule 9.04 (b) applies;
2) by reason of the batter becoming a runner with the bases full(because of a base on balls, an award of first base for being touched by a pitched ball or for interference or obstruction; or
3) when, before two are out, an error is made on a play on which a runner from third base ordinarily would score.
b) the official scorer shall credit a run batted in
1) when the batter grounds into a force double play; or
2) when a fielder is charged with an error because the fielder muffs a throw at first base that would have completed a force double play.
c) the official scorer's judgment must determine whether a run batted in shall be credited for a run that scores when a fielder holds the ball or throws to the wrong base. Ordinarily, if the runner keeps going, the official scorer should credit a run batted in; if the runner stops and takes off again when the runner notices the misplay, the official scorer should credit the run as scored on a fielder's choice.
In the scenario you describe, the batter has no part in the action that caused the runner from third base to score, thus no RBI.
Yours in baseball,
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