The batter becomes a runner the moment he steps out of the batters box and is heading towards first base.
No, if a batter steps out of the batters box and makes contact with the ball, he is out.
The batter is out.
No, the batter's box is in foul territory.
If the batter is outside of the box when contact is made, the batter is out.
Batter's BoxThe batter's box is 4' x 6' and is 6 inches from the plate.
One Answer:Before the hit yes. After no. the home plate is in fair territory between the batters box and first base so it is often stepped on, however the batter must hit the ball while inside the batters box. Correct Answer:There is no rule in MLB prohibiting a batter from stepping on home plate.
if he is the batter and INSIDE the batters box he gets 1 st base.....if he is outside of the batters box then he does not get 1st base. it becomes a judgment call if the ump calls it a ball,strike or called time.