fielder's choice count as an at bat?
Tony asked: Runner beats out a ball hit and runner was on first.
Does a fielder's choice count as a time at bat?
Rick answered: Tony, thank you for your question.
Yes it does. A Fielder's choice is the act of a fielder who handles a fair grounder and, instead of throwing to first base to put out the batter-runner, throws to another base in an attempt to put out a preceding runner.
The term is used by scorers a) to account for the advance of the batter-runner who takes one or more extra bases when the fielder who handles his safe hit attempts to put out a preceding runner.
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.