No the base coaches should never leave the box, it may cause interference and make the base runner out.
Yes, interference will be called if the umpire judges the catcher hindered the batter. If the ball is hit and the batter runner successfully reaches first and runners forced to advance or were stealing a base advanced the interference is ignored. If the batter runner is thrown out the manager has the option to accept the outcome of the play or accept the interference call placing the batter runner on first. If other runners are on base the manager's choice will affect them too. Accepting an interference call would require non-forced runners to return to their base. Consider a runner on third with no or one out when interference occurs. The batter runner is thrown out while the runner on third scores. Accepting the interference would require the runner scoring from third to return to third.
As long as the coach does not assist the runner, there is no penalty.
Yes. The batter is awarded first base and all runners would be forced up a base allowing the runner from third to score.
The 1st base coach can never be out of the coach's box. The 3rd base coach can only be out of his box when the ball is hit and there is a runner on or advancing to 3rd base.
When the batter is standing on the plate.
A base coaches job in baseball is to give signals to the runners of what to do for example stealing, stopping at that base, going to the next base, or sliding. there is a base coach for first base and there is one at third base. if the runner is on second they would listen to the third base coach.
As soon as the runner touches home plate, the run scores. The following runner has the right to third base. Either the base coach or the following runner on third base should tell the runner who scored that it was not a foul ball and he should go to the dugout. The ball is still live.
The "Running Lane" Rule applies ONLY to runners going to first base, and the lane is only a guide. If a player intentionally interferes with a fielder while running to first, he is out no matter WHERE he may be. If he is hit by the thrown ball, he is out if he is outside the lane, but safe unless the ump rules INTENTIONAL interference. There is no comparable running lane violation for third base. HOWEVER, any player (or coach or manager) who, at any point of running the bases, INTENTIONALLY interferes with a fielder making a play, is out for interference. This can include deliberately running in such a way as to obstruct a throw to home.
A courtesy runner is typically used for the pitcher or catcher, especially in games on a time limit.
The lead runner is the runner at the base closest to home plate when there is more than one runner on base. If there are runners on second base and third base, the runner on third base is the lead runner. If there are runners on first and second, the runner on second is the lead runner. If there is only one runner on base, there is no lead runner.
Runner is out. No. The rule reads the runner is out if physically assisted by the coach. Simply touching the runner is nothing.
Chip Hale is the third base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has been the third base coach for the Diamondbacks for the past 2 seasons.
That depends on whether a runner is forced to vacate a base when a ground ball is hit. If there is a runner on first base and a ground ball is hit, the runner is forced to run to second base because the batter is running to first base. If there is also a runner on second base, that runner is forced to run to third because the runner from first is running to second. If a runner is not forced to run, they do not have to. If there are runners on first base and third base and a ground ball is hit, the runner at first is forced to run to second because the batter is running to first. But the runner on third is not forced to run because no runner is running to third base from second base.
If the ball hits third base on a hit, it is foul according to Major League Rules
Brian Snitker is the third base coach for the Atlanta Braves. He has been the third base coach for 3 years counting the 2009 season.
In most cases, no. A fielder has the ability to make a play on the ball. As long as he is in this act, there should be no interference
If the fielder is attempting to make a play on a batted ball, and the base runner runs into the fielder, then the runner is out. If there is no play to be made on the ball, and the fielder is standing in the base line and is run into by the base runner, then it is interference on the fielder, and the runner is awarded the next base.
Juan Samuel is the third base coach for the Baltimore Orioles.
Assuming you mean a batted ball? The answer depends on where the runner on third is standing. If the runner is standing in foul territory, it is ruled a foul ball. If the runner is touching third base or leading off in fair territory and the ball hits him, then he is ruled out and the ball is dead. It is recorded as a putout by the third baseman. The batter is awarded first base, and other runners forced to advance will do so, so the runner on first is awarded second base, and the runner on second is awarded third base. If the infield-fly rule is in effect and the ball hits the runner on third, he is safe and the batter is out, provided the runner is touching third base. A runner on third should always lead off in foul territory to avoid these situations which would rule him out.
Yes. But he has to be careful not to balk.
It depends. If the runner hit a home run, and missed third he would be sent back to second base. If the runner was on second base to start and missed third he would be out. However, even if the umpire sees a runner miss a base the runner is not penalized unless the opposing team appeals.
Yes, however it is not recommended because if the first basemen is on the base while the runner is running and the runner runs into the first basemen there will be no calls made on interference and injury is very possible. This is why you have the orange/white double first bases in youth softball. The first baseman can actually be called for interference if they are blocking the white base in youth softball just as they can for blocking second or third.
Runner is out. Other runners must return to the base they occupied at the instant of the interference. If the runner was trying to break up a double play, the other runner is also out.