Yes, of course he can as long has he stays within 3 feet of a line directly between him and either base, he can go either direction. He's still obligated to get to the base ahead of him eventually if there's a force.
MLB Rule 6.03 states: "The batter's legal position shall be with both feet within the batter's box. "
MLB Rule 6.06(a) states: A batter is out for illegal action when --
(a) He hits a ball with one or both feet on the ground entirely outside the batter's box.
While swinging at a pitch, the batter must have part of both feet within the batter's box.
If you mean running in the reverse direction along the baseline as in home-3rd-2nd-1st-home, then here are some possible answers from the 2009 Official Rules of Major League Baseball: "7.08: Any runner is out when -- 7.08 (i) After he has acquired legal possession of a base, he runs the bases in reverse order for the purpose of confusing the defense or making a travesty of the game. The umpire shall immediately call "Time" and declare the runner out; Rule 7.08 (i) Comment: if a runner touches an unoccupied base and then thinks the ball was caught or is decoyed into returning to the base he last touched, he may be put out running back to that base, but if he reaches the previously occupied base safely he cannot be put out while in contact with that base."
It's not wise. A batter running towards the playing field can be mistaken for trying to take second base.
The manager won't let him do it anyway. They are drilled from little league on up never to turn in towards the playing field. By the time they are in the pros, it's second nature.
yes, as long as he makes no attempt to go to second.
There is no batting cage behind home plate.
offense is when you are batting on home plate
A home plate collision is usually the case of a base runner that was on one of the bases trying to reach home plate in order to score while the other team's Catcher is trying to block home plate in order to prevent the base runner from touching home plate in an effort to prevent a run from scoring and the runner and the base runner usually slides into the Catcher that is blocking home plate which is what one example of a home plate collision is.
well you can do anything you want. first of all both feet have to be in the batters box while making contact with the ball. if your foot is on home plate while making contact with the ball you are out!!
If the walk off home run scores another runner that was already on base and that was the run to win it then there is no need for him to cross the plate and he is not called out. For example, in a tie game with the bases loaded if the batter hits a home run the only run that needs to cross the plate is the runner on third. Once that runner crosses the game is over and any more scoring becomes redundant so the game ends on the score sheet. If it is a solo shot or if the hitters run is detrimental to his or her team winning the game than the batter must cross the plate for the run to count.
A grand slam is 4 runs. 3 base runners and the hitter himself get to cross home plate.
with your feet spread a little more than shoulder width apart, with your knees bent, and so that your bat reaches the outside of the plate
he has hit a home run from the plate and also thrown people out at home plate.
Anytime a runner misses a base and an appeal is made he would be called out if the umpire saw it. Suppose only 1 runner crossed the plate, if the ball was thrown home and the catcher stepped on the plate the umpire would call him out (even if the runner is halfway back to the dugout), if multiple runners cross the plate, then and a ball is thrown home in play, the umpire will only make the "safe/out" call of the last runner to cross, or the play at the plate. In this case you would need to go through an official appeal process (ball to the pitcher on the mound, steps off the mound, throws home, catcher steps on the plate) --- The umpire will know what you are doing and if he saw it the same way, will call the runner that "missed home" out ---- If this would have been the 3rd out, his run and any runners that crossed home after him will not count
The pitcher's plate (or rubber) is 10 inches higher than home plate.