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If you have two base runners on a base at one time which one is out

by bob
(new york, new york )

Bob asked: If you have two base runners at a base at once which one is out?

Rick answered: Bob, thank you for your question.

Rule 8-2 Base Running Art 8...a. If two runners are on the same base, at the same time and both are tagged, the following runner is declared out.

On a force play situation, the runner who is forced to advance shall be declared out when tagged on the base or the base to which he is forced is touched by a fielder while in possession of the ball.

Always a good idea to teach your defense to tag both runners on a base and let the umpire sort it out.

Yours in baseball,


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