Rule Quiz of the Week: Fair or Foul


The Situation

The first baseman’s feet are positioned in fair territory when he fields this ground ball.

The Call

  1. Fair. The fielder's feet position determines fair or foul.
  2. Foul. The fielder touched the ball over foul territory.

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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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