No. If it hits the ground, it is no longer playable. :) Sorry
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.
No, this would not be an error it would be ruled a wild pitch or passed ball, neither of which are charged with errors
It just depends on how the pitcher and catcher feel about the ball. Some pitchers like the dirt others hate it. Most times the catcher will request a new one to give to the pitcher if it goes in the dirt. He also does this for the one hit in the infield which then will be given to a ball boy by whatever infielder has it. Essentially it is the pitchers choice.
Its usually done cause the catcher ask for a ball change. He feels his pitcher didn't have a good feel with the ball.
It Is Fair As Long As The Batter Swings And They Hit The Ball... As Long As It Is Inside The Foul Lines The Ball Is In Play.
It is a dead ball and the batter is awarded first base and is ruled a hit by pitch
To see if the ball has been discolored or scuffed.
ok this confuses me if they have 2 strikes on them and they pitch it and the catcher misses it they run and the catcher has to throw them out hope it helpes!
There are 9 players in a regulation baseball game. There are three fielders in the outfield: 1.left fielder 2.center fielder 3.right fielder there are 4 infielders that play infront of the outfield in the dirt: 1. 3rd baseman 2. Shortstop 3. 2nd baseman 4. 1st basman there is a player in the middle of the diamond in front of the infielders who throws the ball to the batters called a "pitcher". The pitcher throws the ball and it ends up to player closest to the backstop and the benchers called the "catcher", who consiquently catches the ball.
Yes because if it is dirty, they pitcher will not be able to get a grip. BUT, IT IS NOT LIMITED TO THIS, the umpire usually determines a ball change because the ball being scuffed on a errant pitch can actually produce scuffs that the pitcher desires-alot of pitches are thrown with better spin, curve, or travel when the finger has a grove to set itself in. Several major league pitchers over the years have even been caught with sandpaper in their gloves to scuff a ball over and over. Also, balls are "pre-dirtied" before a game with actual specially designed product that a ball boy or clubhouse person uses to rub on the baseballs (about 100 or more for ONE game) to reduce glare for the batter and catcher and also so it's NOT so slippery for the pitcher.
They do throw the balls out that have hit the dirt after it has been hit. Fielders finish the play and throw it back to the pitcher, and he will throw it back to the catcher to give to the umpire.
Offical baseball rule 8.02 The pitcher shall not (a) (2) Apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball; (3) expectorate on the ball, either hand or his glove; (4) rub the ball on his glove, person or clothing; (5) deface the ball in any manner; (6) deliver what is called the "shine" ball "spit" ball "mud" ball or "emery" ball. The pitcher, of course, is allowed to rub the ball between his bare hands.
It depends; gerenerally if the ball hits the dirt first, it is a wild pitch. A Passed ball is a ball that should have been caught. There is no definitive answer as each scorer has the discretion to call it as they see fit, so while a blocked ball may be ruled a wild pitch by one, it is a passed ball by another. If the runner davances due to the catcher simply being lazy, they are likely to be charged with an error
A pitch which hits the dirt often becomes discolored or has scuff marks on it due to the nature of the soil material around home plate. This happens at a fairly high rate of speed A batted ball in the infield usually hits grass first and at an angle that these scuff marks do not occur. A ball that is chopped and hits the HP circle is taken out of play. This is more so in the major league ranks, then in HS, college, or low minor leagues, where baseballs are at a premium.
because the dirt creates scuffs, scrapes, dirt, and other marks which change the air flow over the ball where the marks are helping the pitcher by creating more curve, drop, or other actions on the ball making if more difficult for the hitter to hit. It also keeps the ball white and visible allowing the batter to see it and avoid it if necessary.
You only see this is upper levels of baseball due to the talent and skill level of the pitchers, and to maintain nobody has a competitive advantage. If a ball has a scuff or a torn seam at the MLB level pitchers can use this to get more action or movement on their pitches. This is why you see several balls removed from play in MLB games. If the umpire determines nothing is wrong wth the ball he will put it back in play at a point in the game. The 'wasted balls' get used for batting practice
There is a pitcher's circle but no actual mound of dirt. There is a pitcher's circle but no actual mound of dirt.
A ball can go further on grass than dirt because in dirt there are some rocks that can stop the ball.
can a ball go faster on dirt
On Dirt On Dirt
The reason a ball rolls farther on dirt is because the grass has more potenial than dirt because once you roll the ball really hard the ball will slow down on grass and the grass is sometimes standing up and the dirt doesn't have any thing to stop the ball the dirt is is flat unlike the grass.
a ball can go further than grass and dirt
My answer is dirt I'd say dirt because the dirt is more flat than the dirt.Also,the grass has the leaves poped out so the ball will be faster on dirt......