Rule Quiz of the Week: Tag Up-Running Start-Clock


The Situation

With no outs, the runner on third wants to score on a fly ball to left.

The Call

  1. Illegal baserunning. Call the runner out only on legal appeal.

  2. Illegal baserunning. Call the runner out as soon as the ball is caught.

  3. Legal baserunning if he touched third base after the ball was caught.


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