Rule Quiz of the Week: Thrown Equipment

The Situation

Batter smashes a hot grounder toward left field. The short stop throws his glove at the ball. 

The Call

  1. Throwing your equipment is an illegal act. Ground rule double.
  2. Since the batter/runner was not retired, the play stands. 
  3. Touching a batted ball with a thrown glove is a three base base award/

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