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# If the catcher drops the third strike and the batter is safe at first base is that an error on the catcher?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

No, it is just recorded as a strikeout

YES ... It's scored a strikeout and a 2-3 put out ...

Correction:

Strikeouts are credited as putouts by the catcher According to Rule 10.09(b)(2)

According to Rule 10.15(a)(2&3) a strike out is credited when a 3rd strike is dropped, thus, I suppose it would be a putout technically, however, it would not go down as 2-3 (this would give the putout to the 1st basemen)

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

It depends, it may be the batter or the catcher but mostly catcher. They missed the pass.

Wiki User

14y ago

Yes the official scoring notation is K-E2 (strikeout - error on the catcher)

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Q: If the catcher drops the third strike and the batter is safe at first base is that an error on the catcher?
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### Umpire calls a batter out and catcher drops the ball and batter advances to first is he safe or out at first?

If he is called out on strikes and the catcher drops the ball, the batter may try to run to first base. In order to be put out, the catcher must throw the ball and get him out at first before he gets to the base. If the runner beats the throw, then the runner is safe. The pitcher is given credit for a strikeout. The catcher is given an error. This is how pitchers can have 4 strikeouts in an inning, which happened in MLB this week.

### How do you score a swinging third strike and passed ball when runner reaches safely?

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### Is an out recorded if there are less than two outs and the batter safely makes it to first base on a passed ball third strike with first base unoccupied?

No out is recorded. The batter is safe at first, error charged to catcher.

### In baseball can you make an error on a foul ball?

Yes. A dropped foul ball can be considered an error if the official scorer deems that the player should have caught the ball. The batter will not reach base in this case. However, if the batter subsequently scores a run, the run will be unearned. Notably, an error on a dropped foul ball would not disrupt a pitcher's attempt to record a perfect game.

### 6 ways to get on first without getting a hit?

1. The pitcher throws four balls and you get a walk. 2. The pitcher hits the batter with a pitch. 3. The manager decides to walk the batter without pitching. 4. On strike three the catcher drops the ball and no one is on first and the batter beats the throw to first. 5. An error by the fielders in which the hit does not count. 6. Fielder's Choice

### Is a pitched ball that hits the ground before reaching the batter considered to be a dropped third strike?

It has to be caught it-the-air first. "Dropped Third Strike" is a misleading term. It should be called the "Uncaught Third Strike". So, if the ball touches the dirt before reaching the catcher, it is indeed a dropped third strike.

### What are the ways to get on first?

Hit, walk, hit by pitch, fielding error, catcher interferrence. 1. Walk 2. Hit 3. Hit by pitch 4. Strike out and catcher misses the ball allowing batter to reach 1st base. 5. Reached on Error 6. Fielder's choice 7. Interference by catcher or other fielder

### If catcher drops a foul pop up and batter subsequently gets a hit is batter creditted with a hit?

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### Why can a batter strikeout and get on first by a wild pitch?

Rule 6.05(b) of the MLB Official Rules states that a batter is out when a third strike is legally caught by the catcher or when a third strike is not legally caught by the catcher and first base is occupied with less than two out. Except for the infield fly rule and the uncaught third strike rule, which keeps the defensive team from making an 'error' to make a double play or triple play, the only way a batter can be called out is if a defensive fielder has possession of the baseball. With the uncaught third strike, no one has possession of the ball.

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### HOW can a batter get on base without a hit?

He can either get thrown 4 balls or if he swings and misses the 3rd strike and the catcher drops it, he can run to the base. Other ways: Error by a fielder allows the batter to reach first. Fielder's choice, less than two outs. Fielder obstruction after batted ball. None of the above are counted as hits, but the batter still ends up on base. Batter hit by pitched ball. Catcher interferes with batter's swing (I've not only never seen this, I've not aware that it has ever been called in the last 75 years or so).

### What are the 7 ways to get to first?

1. Walk 2. Hit 3. Hit by pitch 4. Strike out and catcher misses the ball allowing batter to reach 1st base. 5. Reached on Error 6. Fielder's choice 7. Interference by catcher or other fielder