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home run during third out throw out

by ron

Out At First

Out At First

Ron asked: 2 outs.

Man on third. Ground ball to deep second base.

Bobbles the ball but throws out at first but third base runner scores before the throw out.

Score counts???

Rick answered: Ron, thank you for your question.

Rule 5.08 How A Run Scores

(a) One run shall be scored each time a runner legally advances to and touches first base, second, third and home base, before three men are put out to end the inning.

Exceptions: A run is not scored if the runner advances to home base during a play in which the third out is made

1) by the batter-runner before he touches first base

2) or by any runner being forced out or,

3) by a preceding runner who is declared out because he failed to touch one of the bases.

In the situation you described, the batter-runner would have to have reached first base safely, in order for that run to be scored.

Yours in baseball,


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