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The location of the Baseball decides if the ball is fair or foul. If the ball is in foul territory, the ball is foul regardless of the position of the player touching the ball. The same applies for balls in fair territory. This is opposite the ruling in football.

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The position of the fielder's body or feet, have absolutely nothing to do with judging whether a ball is fair or foul. The judgment is based solely upon the relationship between the BALL and the LINE at the moment the fielder touches the ball, or at the moment the ball comes to a stop, or on outfield fly balls; the moment it touches the fielder or the ground.

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It is the position of the ball in relation to the foul line...NOT the player.

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yes it is a foul ball

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No, if a player touches a ball in fair and it land foul, it is a live ball.

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Is there a rule in the MLB rule book that says if a fielder touches a foul ball but does not catch it is fair?

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