yes unless he is standing on the base
It is also interference.
These answers assume we are talking about a batted ball (not clear from the question). A runner hit by a ball thrown by a fielder is not out, unless his interference with the throw was intentional.
It is NOT interference if the ball first passes a fielder other than the pitcher. EXAMPLE: If the runner were to be running behind the fielder, and the ball went through the fielder's legs and hit the runner, the ball is live and there is no interference.
A runner hit by a fair batted ball while standing on the base is out.
MLB rules state the ball must beat the runner to the base on a force play. If the ball and the runner reach the base at the same time the runner would be considered safe. However, there are no ties in baseball. The runner either gets there before the ball or after...Ties are only a myth.....
Once the ball goes out of play, the number of bases the runner is to advance will depend on the ground rules at that ball park, generally when a ball goes out of play the runner gets 1 base
If you are referring to runners already on base, then that runner is considered out because of interference with the ball that was in play.Clarification:Above answer refers to a batted ball that was not touched by a defensive player first. In a situation where a thrown ball or a deflected ball gets stuck in a offensive player's (runner's) jersey then it is a dead ball. The runners will get to advance to the base they are going to and then the play is over
If the umpire is in fair territory, it is a fair ball and all the runner(s) can get, as the Umpire is considered part of the playing field. If he is in foul territory, then it is a foul ball.
No. On any batted ball the pitcher is NEVER in consideration as a fielder. Only the infielders are to be considered for the purpose of that rule.
If it was a hit ball and the ball was stuck in the runners jersey then the runner is out assuming he had the first contact with the ball. If a fielder has the ball stuck in the jersey then the ball is dead and the hitter would be safe at first.
the runner is out not the hitter but if he doesn't reach base before the ball is thrown to the base he would be out too.
The backstop just prevents the ball from going out into the stand from a wild pitch or baseball. It also helps the catcher get to the ball faster if a ball gets past and a runner is stealing a base or coming home
If a runner is hit by ANY kind of batted ball, before a fielder has a chance to catch it, the runner is out and play is halted.