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The answer to this lies in the definition of a foul ball listed in Rule 2 of the MBL rule book. A FOUL BALL is a batted ball that settles on foul territory between home and first base, or between home and third base, or that bounds past first or third base on or over foul territory, or that first falls on foul territory beyond first or third base, or that, while on or over foul territory, touches the person of an umpire or player, or any object foreign to the natural ground. The operatve word here is "settled". A ball is not considered to be foul until it touches something in foul territory like a player or umpire or fence, or until it has settled. So if in your example, all the ball touched behind the plate was dirt and then it bounces out and settles in fair territory, that is a fair ball.

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Q: If the ball hits in behind home plate and then comes in fair territory is it fair or foul?
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If a ball hits the plate is it fair or foul?

The plate is in fair territory, so if a batted ball strikes the plate it has nothing to do with the play. What's considered is where is the ball when it is touched or when it comes to rest.


If the ball hits home plate is it fair or foul?

Home plate is considered in fair territory. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into foul territory, the ball is foul. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into fair territory, the ball is fair.


If the ball hits the back of home plate and comes in fair territory is it fair or foul?

All of home plate is considered to be in fair territory. The foul lines run to 1st and 3rd from the back point of the plate. The ball would be fair.


Is it a dead ball When the ball comes off the bat and hits the plate?

No. All of the bases are in fair territory and are considered fair when a batted ball hits them.


Ball hits home plate?

if a batted ball hits home plate and goes into fair territory it is a fair ball since the plate is in fair territory however it a batted ball hits the plate and goes foul it is a foul ball


The umpire calls a ball batted behind homeplate a foul ball. The ball spins back onto homeplate without being touched. Is the ball fair or foul?

If the ball landed behind home plate, it is already a foul ball, even if it rolls back into fair territory. If the batter already has 2 strikes and then the ball is bunted foul, it's an out. The above answer is wrong. If a batted ball lands behind home plate but rolls forward and settles on the plate or in front of the plate, it is a fair ball.


If a batted ball hits the ground behind home plate than bounces into fair territory is it fair or foul?

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If the batter hits the ball and the ball hits the plate then goes in to fair territory is it a fair or foul ball?

Home plate is considered fair territory so the ball would be fair.


if batter hits the ball and it hits home plate is it a fair ball?

Home plate is considered fair territory. Thus, if the ball hits home plate AND then never leaves fair territory, it remains a fair ball. However, if the ball hits home plate, and afterwards goes into foul territory before leaving the infield, then it is a foul ball.


Is home plat in fair or foul territory?

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Dead ball if the batter hits the ball and it hits home plate?

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What if batted ball hits home plate?

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