But this rule does not come into effect until AFTER the force out at first base occurs.
In other words, until that force out at first happens, the runner who was on first must advance. But AFTER the force out occurs, the runner who was on first need not do so.
If a first baseman steps on first and then immediately fires to second base, the person covering second base must tag out the runner coming towards second base.
I've seen twenty-year veterans of MLB forget this -- they take the throw from the first baseman after a force out at first base, step on second base, and then walk away without tagging the runner.
Absolutely not -- a runner can (and invariable does) leave the base even before the pitcher throws the ball to the batter! That's called leading off.
A batter can attempt to run to the next base without the batter hitting it -- ie, stealing a base.
PERHAPS what you're asking about is what happens if the runner leaves the base before the ball is hit AND the batter hits the ball AND the ball is caught by a fielder before it hits the ground AND the ball is then thrown to the base where the runner was AND the ball is held there before the runner returns to that base. If ALL of those things happen, then the runner is out.
Yes, if the fielder had full possession of the ball when he touched the base the runner is out.
The force is off so the runner can only be tagged out.
No, there would be force out. the runners may stay at their current base.
3 base runners on 3 bases
No. When a batter is hit by a pitch, the ball is dead and no runners may advance. However, if the bases were loaded, then all runners are forced to advance and the runner from third would score.
Yes. If the first baseman tags out the batter on his way to first, the three existing runners can return to their original bases; none can be "forced out."
It's an all girl game. Nice puzzle.
The lead runners could all have been passed by the batter before any of them touched the plate after the batter hit a home run. The three lead runners would all be called out.
Ten - First batter reaches steals two bases tagged out at plate. Second batter does the same. Third batter steals two bases and fourth batter steals one. Ten is the answer but alternatively, first batter gets on and steals two bases (2). Next batter reaches first and steals second (3). Third batter reaches first and now with three runners on each base a triple steal could be executed with the 3rd base runner being tagged out (5). Repeat last sentence, (7). Then the fifth batter gets walked, and a triple steal is attempted. The runner from third gets caught in a rundown. The runner from second steals third (8). The runner from first steals second and third (10). Then one of the three runners now between third and home gets tagged out before the lead runner can score.
Only the batter needs to touch first base to complete the walk.
If it is a batted ball, the batter and all runners are awarded 3 bases. If it is a thrown ball, the batter and all runners are awarded 2 bases from whatever base they had occupied when the ball was thrown.
Runners can attempt to advance on a fly out, provided that they tag up (touch the bade they are currently on after the ball is caught).
As soon as one run has scored, the home team will have gained the lead and the outcome of the game is then established.
If the batter who reached by via catcher's interference scores, his run would be unearned, however, it cannot be determined if any runner on base scored due to catcher's interference is earned or unearned until the inning is played out and recreated without the interference or any error that may have occurred.