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if a ball is hit foul but a defenseive player touches it before it hits the ground is it fair or foul?

by Daniel

Foul Ball

Foul Ball

Daniel asked: A ball was popped up foul, the first baseman ran then dove and got a glove on it but dropped it as he hit the ground.

Is this fair or foul ball?

Rick answered: Daniel, thank you for your question.

As described, the ball would be foul, as it is in foul territory.

Had the first baseman caught the ball before it hit the ground, and held on to it, the batter would be out.

Yours in baseball,


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