No, the baseman muist have both feet in the field of play while holding on a runner
This is NOT true.
4.03 When the ball is put in play at the start of, or during a game, all fielders other than the catcher shall be on fair territory....(C) Except for the pitcher and catcher, any fielder may station himself anywhere in fair territory
The first baseman must be on fair territory when the ball is put into play. Once in play, he can setup, one foot in and one foot out, for a pick off play so long as he has one foot "in fair territory".
So this means that at least 1 foot is in fair territory, and the fair/foul line is considered as in fair territory. So if a 1st baseman is holding a runner on, then they are legally "in fair territory" if one foot is on the line and one foot is in foul territory.
Question: Are these last two statements true? Where is the "Approved Ruling?"
True, foul lines are in fair territory at all levels of play. You quoted the OBR rule. NCAA and NFHS have similar rules.
You are looking for a ruling on the first baseman playing with one foot in foul territory. Since you quoted pro rules, I'll start there.
By official interpretation, a player is in fair ground only when he has both feet in fair territory. This is in the PBUC manual and the MLB umpire manual. However, both manuals go on to say that if the first baseman positions himself with one foot in foul territory, there is no penalty but the player should be instructed to position his feet properly. The PBUC also says (MLB does not contain the following statement) not to insist on the first baseman playing with both feet in fair territory unless the offensive team protests, then enforce it strictly to the rule and be sure to enforce it on both teams.
Both NCAA and NFHS define a player being in fair territory as having at least one foot in contact with fair ground.
The first baseman will in some cases. If the runner at first is a very important potential run with less than two outs, yes they will be held. Holding the runner on decreases the lead-off the runner has, so by holding the runner, the runner has longer to go to score. If there are two outs, the fielders will normally not hold the runner because if any out is recorded, the inning is over. In this case you want the fielder in the best position to get the out. In other cases, it is just the coach's philosophy.
No the runner is not out unless the first baseman tags him, the first baseman touches the bag before the runner there, or the runner steps out of the baseline. The runner could go back and forth on the base path for as long as he can stay safe. So simply, no the runner is not out yet.
Yes if he there is a runner on first and the first baseman has his foot is across foul line .
If the runner remains standing on the bag when the 1st baseman touches the bag and the 1st baseman does not tag the runner prior to touching the bag, then the runner is safe and you have no double play. Answer To clarify, once the Batter becomes a batter-runner, the runner at first loses his right to occupy first base and is forced to advance. If he is tagged while standing on the base, he is out. If the first baseman then steps on first base the Batter-runner is also out -- Double Play. BUT, if the first baseman first steps on the base the batter-runner is out and the force is removed. If the runner standing on first base is now tagged he is safe.
If the first baseman tags first base, the runner originally on first is therefore not forced to second base and he is safe at first.
If the first baseman has time they should tag the runner. If the runner is already too far they should throw it. If the first baseman is close to first, they should step on first and then throw the ball to the shortstop at second. Note: Tagging first base first takes away the force out at second and the runner must then be tagged. They are also allowed to return to first base.
Yes a first baseman can interfere with a runner if the play is at first base
There is no such rule Official baseball rule book section 4.03: When the ball is put in play at the start of, or during a game, all fielders other than the catcher shall be on fair territory. However the N.A.P.B.L. Umpires Manual also states: Do not insist on the first baseman playing with both feet in fair territory unless the offensive team protest. Then enforce it equally for both teams.
only if he is in your baseline
lol and yes if you he has the ball making this wacky play the runner is out
first choice would probably be first base
yes it is a force out
It is a balk. Same for the first baseman.
if he interferes with the runner that would be called obstruction
Yes, as long as he does not interfere with the base runner.
For defense the first baseman has to catch flyballs and field grounders sent in their direction. The first baseman also has to catch throws from other fielders to touch first base or the runner for the out. When the batter is bunting, the first baseman is expected to cover the space between the pitcher's mound and first base. The first baseman covers the first base bag in case the runner on first wants to steal. The first baseman usually bats for their team, but they do the same batting things as every other player
There is no free base or "advancing" by rule based on this play. Runner tries to advance at his or her own discretion if they take up.
There are two situations when a baseman can tag the base for an out.The first is the force out. A force out happens when a baseman tags the base of the only possible location for the runner. For example, if a batter hits a ground ball to the first baseman, the first baseman only needs to tag first base because it is the runner's only possible destination. Also, if there was a runner on first base and a ground ball was hit, there would be a force out at both second and first base because they runner on first base would be forced to progress one base. With a man on first and second base, you can force at first, second and third, and with the bases loaded, there is a force at every base. If there is a runner on second and/or third, but not first, the runners are not required to progress one base, so there is only a force at first.The second is on the fly ball. If a fly ball is caught, a base runner must touch the base again ("tag up") before moving on to the next base. If they do not tag up after the ball is caught, the baseman at the base from which they left can tag that base for the out. For example, if there is a runner on first base and the batter hits a fly ball, and that ball is caught, the runner must touch the base after the ball is caught before he can leave for the next base. If he doesn't touch the base after the ball is caught, the baseman only need tag the base while holding the ball for the out.
The first recorded triple play was by the Hartford Dark Blues on May 13, 1876 in a game against the New York Mutuals. With runners on first and second the Mutuals tried a hit and run. The batter hit a hard line drive to the second baseman who caught the ball for out #1. The second baseman threw to the first baseman to double off the runner for out #2. The first baseman then threw back to the second baseman to catch the runner off second base for out #3.
No, if there is a runner on first and the second baseman fields the ball and throws it to the shortstop, who muffs the play and allows both the runner and batter to advance/reach safely, the play would be ruled a fielder's choice and an error. It would still count as an at-bat and a non-hit for the batter, just as if the second-baseman had muffed the throw to the first-baseman with nobody on base.
yes because he has the ball in his possession when he touches the base so it is like touching the base with his foot.
in the game of baseball is the batter turned runner automatically out for going into the dugout thinking the play would be made, but the first baseman was never on the bag when the throw was received?