Umpire Resources

 What's the Call? Catcher's Interference No.2
(1/6/2022)
 
   

Catcher's Interference


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There is one out, and a runner on third base. The pitch is thrown, the batter makes contact with the catcher’s glove on the swing and lifts a fly ball into left field. The umpire signals catcher’s interference. The ball is caught for the second out, but the runner tags and scores.

As the plate umpire, what is your ruling?

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 What's the Call? Calling Time
(12/1/2021)
 
   

Calling Time


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There are no outs, and there is a runner on second base. The batter fouls pitch off behind the plate, and the umpire throws a new ball to the pitcher, who is standing off of the rubber. The pitcher is rubbing the ball in his bare hands when the runner from second base attempts to steal third base, but is thrown out by the pitcher.

The umpire threw the ball back to the pitcher, so the ball is now in play. Is the runner out?

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 What's the Call? Batter Out on Feet Location
(11/3/2021)
 
   

Batter Out on Feet Location


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There are no outs, The batter squares around to bunt, with his right foot touching the right-side batter’s box line and the plate. He lays down a successful bunt, but he was technically not in the box. Is he out for an illegal batting position?

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 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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