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The batter gets to take his base because the catcher has caused interference.

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Q: What happens if you swing a baseball bat and accidentally hit the catcher?
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What is the call if the batter hits the catchers glove on a backswing?

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Catchers get injured at all levels because of a wild one handed follow through but there is never any consequence to the batter Why is there no rule against hitting the catcher with the bat?

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What happens when strike three goes by and you swung and missed and the catcher drops it?

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then the ball it the players hand on the swing silly and why would you want to know about that just go and do it and see what happens hoped that helped you alot.

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