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When proceeding to first a runner can not retreat towards home nor can they come to a complete stop of forward motion. If they do either of these the the runner is to be called out without need of a tag on the runner or the base. This only applies to a runner between home and first.

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Q: Can a runner back up on the bases between home and first base?
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In baseball can a runner on second run back to first while the runner on first goes to second?

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