- F5 goes over to the dugout closest to him to catch a foul
ball. He trips over equipment that was left by his team
after their last at bat. The ball deflects off his glove and
falls to the ground. Umpire rules foul ball.
- B1 squares to bunt and steps on the point of the plate with
his heel on the line of the batter’s box. The ball is fair.
Umpire rules ball dead and calls B1 out.
- R2 and R1 and no outs. B1 should be batting but B2 is in
the box. B2 grounds to F5 who touches third and throws to
F4 for out #2. F4’s throw to F3 is too late to retire B2. The
defense immediately appeals that B2 is the improper
batter. Umpire rules B1 out returns R2 and R1 and B2 is at
- R1 stealing on the pitch, B1 hits a deep fly ball to center.
R1 is almost to third when F8 makes the catch. F8 throws
the ball to F4 who is standing on second base before R1
can touch it on his way back to first. Umpires immediately
call him out.
- A pitcher gives up his fourth hit in a row and the coach
changes pitchers. B6 is now batting after the first pitch to
B6 the coach wants to talk to his pitcher, again. Umpire
rules he cannot since B6 was at bat for both visits.
- R1 off with pitch as B1 grounds to F6 whose throw to F4 is
late to get R1. F4 throws to first and the throw is high and
sails out of play. Umpire scores R1 and places B1 on
- R1 on first and 1 out. B1 hits a fly ball to right field. R1 tags
up at first and B1 rounds first and passes R1 who is still in
contact with the base. F9 drops the ball and B1 continues
to second base and a bewildered R1 stays at first. The
throw comes in to the infield to F3 who tags R1 on the
base. Umpire rules B1 out for passing R1 and R1 out
because he was forced to second. The inning is over.
- Runners on second and third and one out. B4 hits a ball in
the gap. R3 and R2 score, but R2 missed third. B4 goes
safely to second, but he missed first. The ball is declared
dead by the umpire. The defense asks to appeal both R2
and B4 missing their respective bases before the ball is in
play. The defense appeals R2 first and then B4. Umpire
ends the inning scoring R3’s run.
- With R1 on first and no outs. The pitcher balks on his pick
off attempt and the throw gets by F3. R1 continues to
third where F3’s throw is in time for the out. Umpire rules
play stands R1 is out.
- The third base coach asks for time to talk to the
batter. As they talk the defensive coach goes to the mound
and briefly talks to the pitcher. The two conferences break
at the same time. Umpire charges both teams with a
- Bases loaded and two outs. The batter hits a home
run over the fence. As R1 is watching the ball he is passed
by the batter between first and second and before R3
touches the plate. Umpire rules out was made before the
run scored. The inning is over.
- With a runner on second and no outs. The batter
fakes a bunt and takes the pitch for a ball. The catcher’s
throw back to the pitcher hits the batter’s bat and deflects
into foul territory. R2 runs safely to third. Umpire rules no
interference, the ball is dead and sends R2 back to second.
- The batter hits a towering foul fly behind the plate on
a windy day. The catcher attempts to make the catch. The
wind carries the ball into fair territory. F2 lunges for it and
completely misses the ball as it lands in fair territory. The
batter starts to run (thought the ball would be foul). The
ball spins back and hits B1 in fair territory. Umpire rules
the ball is live because F2 had a chance to field the ball.
- Runners on first and second with one out. The batter
doubles to the left field gap. R2 scores and R1 is thrown
out at home. The batter missed first and before the ball is
declared dead the defense appeals. Umpire calls the
batter out and does not count the run of R2.
- Runners on first and third and one out. The batter
flies deep to left field. R3 scores but has left early. R1
returns to first. The ball is returned to the pitcher and time
is called. The offensive manager goes to R1 and tells him
to steal second when the ball becomes live. When the ball
is put in play R1 breaks for second. F1 steps off the rubber
and runs at R1. F1 then stops and goes to third and steps
on the base telling the plate umpire that R3 left early.
Umpire rules R3 is out inning over.
- Runners on first and third with two outs. The batter
grounds the ball up the middle. F6 fields the ball in front of
second and tries to tag R1, but misses him. R1 slides by
second without touching it. F6 throws to F3 late to retire
the batter-runner. R1 continues towards third. F3 throws
to F5 who tags R1 out. Umpire disallows R3’s run.
- Batter hits a high pop up directly above the plate. F2
calls for the ball and the batter moves out of the way. The
ball lands in fair territory. As F2 goes after the ball it back
spins by him. The batter then starts to run and is hit by the
ball in fair territory. Umpire rules the batter out.
- Bases loaded and two outs. The count is full. All
runners are off with the pitch. Umpire calls ball four.
Before the run scores and the batter touches first F2
throws to F5 and catches R2 off third after over running it.
Umpire allows R3’s run and R2 is out and the inning is
- Runner on first and no outs and a 1-0 count on the
batter. The pitcher fails to come to a complete stop and a
balk is called. His pitch gets by the catcher and as F2
chases the ball R1 continues towards third where he is
thrown out. Umpire allows play to stand.
- The batter bunts for a base hit. He drops his bat in fair
territory. The ball rolls back and hits the bat. The umpire
immediately calls a dead ball and calls the batter out for
- With a runner on first and one out. R1 is off on the
pitch. The batter grounds to F6 who’s flip to F4 is too late
to retire a sliding R1. R1’s slide was directly at the base
making contact below the knees of F4. F4 is unable to
complete the throw to first. Umpire rules interference on
R1 and calls a double play ending the inning.
- The batter hits a deep fly ball to right field. The ball is
near the foul line, but is fair. The right fielder is able to
reach over the fence and deflect the ball back. The ball
goes over the fence in front of the foul pole. Umpire rules
ground rule double.
- Runners on first and third no outs. R1 is off with the
pitch as R3 holds. The batter bunts the ball which is
popped up in fair territory in front of home plate. The BR
runs into F2 preventing him from catching the ball. . The
umpire was sure that F2 would have caught the ball and
easily thrown out R1 for the double play. Umpire rules
interference on the BR and calls R1 out and R3 remains at
- Nobody on and no outs. The batter grounds to the
shortstop. F6’s throw is on time, but in the dirt and F3
cannot come up with it. The BR thinking he was out heads
for the dugout. He quickly turns around and beats the tag
of F3 to the base. Umpire rules the BR out for abandoning
- Runners on first and third with two outs. The batter
grounds to second base. F4 has a hard time coming up
with the ball. R1 sees this and stops. F4’s throw to first is
late and the BR is safe and R3 touches the plate. F3 throws
back to F4 who tags R1 out. Umpire rules the run counts
and the inning is over.
- Runners on first and second with no outs. The batter
bunts the ball high in the air right at the pitcher. F1 lets the
ball drop. F1 throws to F5 for an out. F5 throws to F4 for
an out. F4 throws to F3 for the third out of a triple play.
Umpire rules play stands and the inning is over.
- In the top half of the second inning the pitcher leads
off with a single. He is replaced by a courtesy runner. This
is the first time that a courtesy runner is used. The
offensive team bats around. With two outs the pitcher
hits another single that scores two runs. The defensive
team appeals in the correct time frame that the courtesy
runner should be the batter not the pitcher. Umpire rules
the batter out and takes the runs off the board.
- Bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the last
inning and the score is tied. The batter is hit by the pitch
and is awarded first base. R3 touches home and the batter
touches first. R2 in his excitement leaves the field before
touching third. The umpire declares that the home team
- Runner on first and no outs. The batter scorches a
line drive at F3. F3 cannot make the catch, but deflects the
ball and stays within his reach. R1 goes back thinking that
F3 caught the ball. F3 tags the base and then R1. Umpire
rules double play.
- Runners on first and third and one out. The batter
flies to center field as R1 is off on the pitch. The ball is
caught. R3 legally tags and scores before R1 is thrown out
returning to first by F8. Umpire rules R1 is a force out and
the inning is over and the run is cancelled.
- R2 tries to score on a base hit to right field. F9’s throw
to F2 is perfect and F2 has the ball in front of the plate
when R2 legally slides into him. F2 bobbles the ball and
then regains possession and tags out R2 who has not
touched the plate. Umpire rules no obstruction and the
- Runners on first and third with two outs. The pitcher
in the stretch position and on the rubber fakes a pick-off
throw to third spins and picks off R1 at first. Umpire rules a
balk and scores R3 and awards R1 second.
- Runners on first and third and two outs. The runner
from first takes a huge lead into short right field. F9 seeing
this sprints in and receives the pickoff throw from F1. F9
chases R1 who runs straight towards second base. During
this action R3 scores. Umpire rules R1 out of the baseline
and cancels the run.
- The batter leads off the inning. He hits a ball which
lands in front of the plate. He drops his bat and starts to
run. The ball spins back and hits the bat in fair territory.
The catcher picks up the ball in foul territory and throws to
first late to retire the BR. Umpire rules no interference
because the ball hit the bat and that the BR is safe at first.
- A runner from second base is trying to score. The
catcher is standing in front of the plate without the ball.
The throw to F2 is in time to retire a sliding R2. Umpire
rules no obstruction the out stands.
- With a runners on first and third with no outs. The
batter grounds to F6 who flips to F4 to retire a sliding R1 at
second. F4’s relay to first hits R1’s arms extended over his
head and the ball deflects into right field. R1 gets up and
scores behind R3. Umpire ruled dead ball when R1 was hit.
Both R1 and the BR are out and R3 returns to third.
- Runners on the corners and no outs. R1 is off on the
pitch and R3 stands his ground the batter tries to bunt and
pops it up in front of home plate. F2 is about to catch the
ball and throw to F3 for an easy double play, But as F2
catches the ball the BR intentionally runs into him causing
the ball to fall in fair territory. Umpire double play. The BR
is out and so is R3 because he was the runner closest to
home. R1 is returned to first.
- With no outs and runners on second and third the
batter flies deep to center and both runners tag and
advance. F8’s throw to third gets away from F5 allowing R2
to score. The defense appeals R3 left early. The umpire
agrees and calls R3 out and allows R2’s run to count.
- In the fifth inning with the bases loaded and no outs
the manager makes his second visit of the inning to the
same pitcher. This visit is the second of the game for that
team. Umpire tells manager he has he has to remove the
pitcher, because he visited with him twice in the same
- With a runner on second and one out and no count
on the batter. The batter is interfered with by the catcher,
but singles to right. R2 is throws out at home. The
manager tells the umpire he would like the catcher’s
interference enforced. Umpire puts R2 back at second (not
forced) and places the BR on first.
- Runner on second no outs. R2 breaks for third on the
pitch. The batter grounds to the shortstop. The third base
coach yells “third, third”. F6 looks toward third and pumps
that way. He realizes he has no ply. F6 throws to first late
to retire the batter. Umpire rules no interference, because
there was not any contact. The play stands.
- Runners on first and second and two outs. The batter
is on his way to the plate trying for an inside the park
home run. The throw to F2 is in time and the batter is
declared out. The defense immediately appeals that R2
missed home plate. The umpire agrees and declares that
no runs score.
- With the bases loaded and one out. The infield is at
double play depth. The batter hits a hard ground ball to
the left of the second baseman. F4 dives and knocks the
ball down right in front of him. As he is getting up and
retrieving the ball R1 runs in to him. Umpire rules
interference. Calls R1 out, returns R3 and R2 to their
respective bases and awards the batter first base.
- With a runner on first and no outs. The catcher
interferes with the batter’s swing. The batter is still able to
hit a ground ball single to right field. R1 misses second on
his way to third. The defense appeals that R1 missed
second. The umpires agree. The coach comes out to the
umpires and declares that he would like catcher’s
interference enforced and have runners at first and second
with no outs. Since all runners including the batter did not
reach the next base safely the umpire agrees.
- Bases loaded with no outs and the infield playing in.
The batter hits a ball hard to third. F5 traps the ball. R3
gets a late start towards home. R3 throws wildly to the
plate. F2 blocks the ball which deflects up the third base
line. R3 retreats back to third where R2 is already there. All
other runners including the batter advance. F2 tags R2 out
just as he was heading back towards second. Umpire calls
R2 out. Bases loaded one out.
- With a runner on third and one out early in the game.
The catcher interferes with the batter. The batter still hits
a deep fly ball. This allows R3 to tag up and score easily.
Without talking to the coach the umpire enforces the
catcher’s interference. He returns R3 and awards the
batter first base.
- Runner on third and one out. The batter with a 2 and
1 count hits a foul fly down the third base line. R3 collides
with F5 and prevents him from making the catch. Umpire
rules R3 out for interference and the batter remains with a
count of 2 and 1.
- Two outs runner at second. The batter hits a ball in
the right field gap. As BR rounds first he is obstructed by
F3. He is thrown out at second on a close play. R2 had not
touched the plate before BR was thrown out. Umpire rules
that BR is awarded second and R2 can score.
- Top of the first inning B1 hits a pop up down the base
line between home and first. F1 and F3 charge towards the
ball. F1 calls for it and F3 stops suddenly in the base line.
BR runs in to F3 as F1 makes the catch. Umpire rules that
the out stands.
- Top of the first no outs. B1 hits the ball off home
plate and it bounces straight up. Thinking it is foul B1
catches the ball and gives it to F2. Umpire rules B1 out for