Rule 2 Baseball – Section 16 – FOUL, FOUL TIP

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Rule 2 Baseball – Section 16 – FOUL, FOUL TIP

2-16-1   A foul is a batted ball:

  1. which settles on foul territory between home and first base or between home and third base; or
  2. that bounds past first or third base on or over foul territory; or
  3. that first falls on foul territory beyond first or third base; or
  4. that, while on or over foul territory, touches the person of an umpire or a player or any object foreign to the natural ground; or
  5. that touches the ground after inadvertently being declared foul by an umpire.

2-16-2   A foul tip is a batted ball that goes directly to the catcher’s hands and is legally caught by the catcher. It shall be called a strike and the ball is in play.


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