Yes, you can hit a bounced pitch the same way you can hit any other pitch considered a ball. It's the same as hitting a high pitch and has been done numerous times in the MLB.
Also, the official answer can be found in the Baseball Rule Book under Section II: Definition of Terms:
"A BALL is a pitch which does not enter the strike zone in flight and is not struck at by the batter. If the pitch touches the ground and bounces through the strike zone it is a "ball." If such a pitch touches the batter, he shall be awarded first base. If the batter swings at such a pitch after two strikes, the ball cannot be caught. If the batter hits such a pitch, the ensuing action shall be the same as if he hit the ball in flight."
Yes, there are no regulations as to what kind of pitch a batter may swing at.
Back about 8 yrs ago when I was an ASA umpire, the ruling was that the ball was dead if it hit the plate.
Yes. Taken from the official MLB rules (available in various locations on the internet): "If the pitch touches the ground and ... the batter hits such a pitch, the ensuing action shall be the same as if he hit the ball in flight."
Yes, it's legal in Major League Baseball provided the pitcher isn't in the middle of a pitch otherwise it's illegal.
According to Major League Baseball Rule 7.05(h), the batter is awarded first base, and all runners are awarded one base from the base they occupied at the time the pitcher began his delivery; the ball is dead.
William Howard Taft was the first to open the major league baseball season by throwing out the first pitch on April 14, 1910. McKinley threw out the first pitch in a minor league game as governor of Ohio before he was President.
He was hit by a pitch in the head i believe
Theodore Roosevelt did the first pitch in a baseball game so the players can see how amazing he was at throwing and pitching and catching and batting and fielding and holding a baseball.
it is always the first pitch
The first President to throw out a first pitch in Major League Baseball was William Howard Taft in 1910. So none of the earlier Presidents did. Since then, every US President has tossed a pitch in either the All Star Game, the World Series, or the first game of the baseball season.