Umpire Resources

 What's the Call? Pitching Prohibitions
(10/6/2022)
 
 
   

What's the Call? Pitching Prohibitions


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The batter squares around to sacrifice bunt, but changes his mind and pulls the bat back. The pitch hits his forearm, which is still over the plate in the strike zone. There are no outs. The pitcher is standing on the mound with their pivot foot off the rubber as he reaches up and touches his pitching hand to his mouth. Is this a balk?

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 What's the Call? Interference
(9/1/2022)
 
   

What's the Call? Interference


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There are runners on first and third. The batter hits a soft fly ball to the third baseman. The runner on third races back to the bag to tag up when they collide with the third baseman, who is then unable to field the ball. What’s the ruling?

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 What's the Call? How the Runs are Scored
(8/4/2022)
 
   

What's the Call? How the Runs are Scored


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There are two outs and the bases are loaded. The batter hits a homerun, but misses first base on the way around the bases and is declared out on the field. This is a four-base award, so do you have to score all these runs. How many runs score? What's the Call?

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 What's the Call? How Many Runs Score?
(7/7/2022)
 
   

What's the Call? How Many Runs Score?


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The bases are loaded with the game tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth. The batter hits a deep ball into left-center field. The ball bounces over the fence for a ground-rule double. What’s the final score? What's the Call?

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 What's the Call? How a Run Scores
(6/2/2022)
 
   

What's the Call? How a Run Scores


What's the Call
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There are two outs, and bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied at 5-5. The batter draws a walk, touches the plate, and high-fives the runner from third who crosses home and heads to the dugout. If you’re the umpire, is your night over? What's the Call?

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Umpires Media is a leading provider of video-based sports rules explanations, maker of the world’s first digital baseball rulebook and the Baseball Rules Explorer.