tag of base
A Visitor Asked:
Can a player tag the base with his hand while the ball is in his glove?
Rick Answered: A player can tag a base with his hand while the ball is in his glove, if it is a forceout situation.
It works the same as stepping on the base to record the put out.
If it is a non forceout and the runner has to be tagged, the ball has to be a part of the tag out.
It could be a force out, but the fielder attempts to tag the runner before he reaches the base, the ball would have to be a part of that tag also.
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