if a batted ball hits first base and then bounces out of play is it fair or foul
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Anonymous asked: If a batted ball hits first base and then bounces out of play, is it fair or foul?
Rick answered: Thank you for your question!
When the ball hits any of the three bases, it is a fair ball. All bases are located in fair territory.
Should the ball remain on the field of play; but in foul territory, the ball is live.
If the ball leaves the field of play and goes into a dugout, over a fence, into the stands, across a boundary line drawn on the field, it immediately becomes a dead ball.
Playing field includes both fair and foul territory. Any areas beyond the playing field are defined as being outside the playing field ( dead ball area.)
Yours in baseball,