Rule 2 Baseball – Section 5 – FAIR BALL / BASE HIT


Rule 2 Baseball - Section 5 - FAIR BALL BASE HIT

Rule 2 Baseball – Section 5 – FAIR BALL / BASE HIT

2-5-1   A fair ball is a batted ball which:

  1. settles on fair territory between home and third base or between home and first base; or
  2. contacts fair ground on or beyond an imaginary line between first and third base; or
  3. is on or over fair ground when bounding to the outfield past first or third base; or
  4. first falls on fair ground on or beyond first or third base; or
  5. touches first, second or third base; or
  6. while on or over fair territory, touches the person of an umpire or player, their clothing or equipment; or
  7. while over fair ground passes out of the playing field in flight. (1) A fly ball or line drive, which passes over or inside first or third base in flight and curves to foul ground beyond such base, is not a fair hit; but a hit which goes over or through the fence is a fair hit if it is over fair ground when it leaves the field.

2-5-2   A base hit (also called a safe hit or single) is one which enables the batter to advance to first base without being put out (9-3-2).

2-5-3   An extra base hit is one which enables the batter to advance to first base and then to one or more succeeding bases (9-3-3). A two-base hit (double), three-base hit (triple) or home run enables him to reach second, third or home base, respectively.

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

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