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If it's a fly ball, it depends on where it first touches the ground; if it first touches in fair territory, it's a fair ball; if it first touches in foul territory, it's a foul ball.

If it's a bounding (bouncing) ball and, in the umpire's judgment, it crosses over third base, it would be a fair ball no matter where it first touched the ground.

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