Rule Quiz of the Week: Batter Interference-Clock

The Situation

On one out, one strike, the squeeze play is on. The batter misses the ball and then contact occurs between the batter and the catcher.

The Call

  1. Strike two. Play stands.

  2. Batter's out. Return the runner to third.

  3. Strike two. Runner is out.

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