Rule 2 Baseball – Section 21 – INTERFERENCE OFFENSIVE, UMPIRE, SPECTATOR


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Rule 2 Baseball – Section 21 – INTERFERENCE OFFENSIVE, UMPIRE, SPECTATOR

2-21-1   Offensive interference is an act (physical or verbal) by the team at bat:

  1. which interferes with, obstructs, impedes, hinders or confuses any fielder attempting to make a play; or
  2. when a runner creates malicious contact with any fielder, with or without the ball, in or out of the baseline; or
  3. a coach physically assists a runner during playing action.

2-21-2   It is umpire interference when he inadvertently moves so as to hinder a catcher’s attempt to throw, or when a fair ball touches an umpire as in 5-1-1f, or thrown ball as in 5-1-1g.

2-21-3   Spectator interference is an act by a spectator which impedes the progress of the game.

2-21-4   Follow-through interference is when the bat hits the catcher after the batter has swung at a pitch and hinders action at home plate or the catcher’s attempt to play on a runner.

2-21-5   Backswing interference is when a batter contacts the catcher or his equipment prior to the time of the pitch

Source: https://www.nfhs.org/activities-sports/baseball/

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