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At some point a ball must hit the ground in fair territory in order to be considered "fair." If a fly ball starts its flight well within fair range, but curves into the foul area such that it lands in foul territory, it is foul.

If a ball goes out of the infield, lands in fair territory, but then richochets or rolls foul, then it remains a fair ball.

If a ball rolls in fair ground but goes foul before it leaves the infield, then it is a foul ball.

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Q: Does a baseball have to land in fair territory to be fair?
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