Some MLB Player have very long hair. EXAMPLE: Dread Locks. Can a tag be applied to the hair?
by Thomas Spanne
Your hair is part of your body
Thomas asked: BASEBALL RULES CONCERNING IF HAIR IS PART OF THE PLAYER PER SE.
CAN A RUNNER BE TAGGED OUT GLOVE TO HAIR LIKE GLOVE TO UNIFORM?
Rick answered: Thomas, thank you for your question.
Rule 2.0...Definition of terms...the person of a player or an umpire is any part of his body, his clothing or equipment.
Hair would be considered a part of the body, as it is attached to such.
A tag anywhere on that person, their clothing and or equipment would be considered a legal tag and an out, as long as it was made prior to the runner's contact with the base.
The same would be true for a batter being hit with a pitch, the hair is a part of his body.
Yours in baseball,