Umpire Resources

 What's the Call? Balks2
(10/6/2021)
 
 
   

What's the Call? Balks


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There are two outs, the count is 2-2 on the batter and there is a runner on third base. The runner on third attempts to steal home. The catcher jumps on to home plate, the pitcher tosses a pitch, the catcher catches the pitch, and applies the tag to the advancing runner. What's the Call?

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 What's the Call? Appeal Plays
(9/1/2021)
 
   

Appeal Plays


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A homerun is hit in a tied game in the bottom of the ninth. The runner cuts across the diamond thinking they automatically won the game. The opposing manager appeals. Is the game over?

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 What's the Call? Advancing Bases
(8/4/2021)
 
   

Advancing Bases


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There are no outs with a runner on first base. The batter hits a line drive, but the right fielder makes the catch. Attempting to double up the runner on first, the right fielder throws to first. But the throw sails and rolls out of play. Where do you place that runner?

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 What's the Call? Catcher Out-of-Play
(4/2/2020)
 
   

What's the Call? Catcher Out-of-Play


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There are no outs, when a batter smacks a single into right field. The catcher then sprints down the first baseline and onto the second step inside the dugout to back up the throw from the outfielder. The throw sails over the first baseman and bounces directly to a perfectly-positioned catcher. Freezing the batter/runner who is unable to advance. What's the call?

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 What's the Call? Tampered Bat
(3/31/2021)
 
   

Tampered Bat


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There are runners at first and second. The batter hits a ground ball to the third baseman, who steps on the bag for the first out of the inning. However, his relay to first is late. The catcher then realizes that the bat is broken, and appears to be corked. The umpire takes a look and agrees. What’s the ruling here?

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