Rule Quiz of the Week: Batter Hit by a Pitch


The Situation

Batter hit by a pitch while swinging. With one ball and one strike, the batter squares to bunt and pushes the ball into fair territory.

The Call

  1. Batter touched while bunting. He is out.
  2. Ball is dead. Count is 1 ball and 2 strikes
  3. Ball is alive and in play

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Baseball is a complex game, but many of us understand it well enough to play. But how many of us ever learned to actively interpret the rule book? And how many of us can say that we’ve mastered all those rules? 

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