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# Can a runner advance from first or second on a caught foul ball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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13y ago

Runners can advance in any case even with 2 outs. The batter is different. If first base is occupied with less than 2 outs then the batter cannot advance but everyone else can... It would be more of a steal than drop strike though. If there are 2 outs and he strikes out on a dropped strike, the batter is allowed to advance with a runner already occupying first. In any other case you can go whenever you please

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11y ago

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14y ago

No. On any foul ball that is not caught, the ball is dead and runners may not advance.

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13y ago

Yes, a runner can advance if he tags up.

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