Umpire Resources

 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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 What's the Call? Designated Hitter Replacement
(5/5/2022)
 
   

What's the Call? Designated Hitter Replacement


What's the Call
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The bases are empty with no outs. The designated hitter hits a shot to left field. As he is running to first, the batter-runner pulls his hamstring and cannot advance any further. The manager is forced to pull the designated hitter in favor of a pitch runner.

Does this terminate the use of a DH for the remainder of the game? What's the Call?

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 What's the Call? Definitions
(4/7/2022)
 
   

Definitions


What's the Call
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There are no outs. The pitcher has a problem releasing the ball, so the ball bounces off the ground once and enters the strike zone. The batter reacts quickly and drives the ball into right field for a base hit.

Is this a base hit?

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 What's the Call? Dead Ball
(3/3/2022)
 
   

What's the Call? Dead Ball


What's the Call
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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. What's the Call?

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 What's the Call? Calling Time (No.2)
(2/3/2022)
 
   

Calling Time (No. 2)


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There are no outs. The right-handed pitcher is in the wind-up. As he starts to deliver the pitch, the right-handed batter steps from the right batter’s box into the left batter’s box. The pitcher tosses the pitch, as the batter swings and misses.

Does this pitch count?

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