The Ole Ball Game

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,


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Baseball Coach.

Spalding, Old Time Bat Display

Louisville Sluggers. 1920's

Copyright© All Rights Reserved.
Copyright© All Rights Reserved.