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***TOP 40 BASEBALL MYTHS***

  • The hands are considered part of the bat.
  • The batter-runner must turn to his right after over-running first base.
  • If the batter breaks his wrists when swinging, it's a strike.
  • If a batted ball hits the plate first it's a foul ball.
  • The batter cannot be called out for interference if he is in the batter's box.
  • The ball is dead on a foul-tip.
  • The batter may not switch batter's boxes after two strikes.
  • The batter who batted out of order is the person declared out.
  • The batter may not overrun first base when he gets a base-on-balls.
  • The batter is out if he starts for the dugout before going to first after a dropped third strike.
  • If the batter does not pull the bat out of the strike zone while in the bunting position, it's an automatic strike.
  • The batter is out if a bunted ball hits the ground and bounces back up and hits the bat while the batter is holding the bat.
  • The batter is out if his foot touches the plate.
  • The batter-runner is always out if he runs outside the running lane after a bunted ball.
  • A runner is out if he slaps hands or high-fives other players, after a homerun is hit over the fence.
  • Tie goes to the runner.
  • The runner gets the base he's going to, plus one on a ball thrown out-of-play.
  • Anytime a coach touches a runner, the runner is out.
  • Runners may never run the bases in reverse order.
  • The runner must always slide when the play is close.
  • The runner is always safe when hit by a batted ball while touching a base.
  • A runner may not steal on a foul-tip.
  • It is a force out when a runner is called out for not tagging up on a fly ball.
  • An appeal on a runner who missed a base cannot be a force out.
  • A runner is out if he runs out of the baseline to avoid a fielder who is fielding a batted ball.
  • Runners may not advance when an infield fly is called.
  • No run can score when a runner is called out for the third out for not tagging up
  • A pitch that bounces to the plate cannot be hit.
  • The batter does not get first base if hit by a pitch after it bounces
  • If a fielder holds a fly ball for 2 seconds it's a catch
  • You must tag the base with your foot on a force out or appeal.
  • The ball is always immediately dead on a balk.
  • If a player's feet are in fair territory when the ball is touched, it is a fair ball.
  • The ball must always be returned to the pitcher before an appeal can be made.
  • With no runners on base, it is a ball if the pitcher starts his windup and then stops.
  • The pitcher must come to a set position before a pick-off throw.
  • The pitcher must step off the rubber before a pick-off throw.
  • If a fielder catches a fly ball and then falls over the fence it is a homerun.
  • The ball is dead anytime an umpire is hit by the ball.
  • The home plate umpire can overrule the other umps at anytime.

 

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