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# What if the ball hits the foul pole?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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13y ago

The ball is fair

If this takes place BEFORE either first or third base, the ball is FOUL

If the ball makes first contact with the ground PAST first or third on the chalk line and rolls foul, the ball is FAIR.

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no its a dead ball for hitting the foul pole, ground rule double

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Yes, it is a home run if the baseball hits the foul pole.

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No matter who hits it, it's a foul ball.

### What happens when a fly ball hits the Foul pole?

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### Explain fair is foul and foul is fair?

The "foul pole," those tall yellow poles on the outfield walls that mark the foul lines vertically, are actually in fair territory. So if a long fly ball strikes a foul pole, it's a fair ball (and a home run!)

### Any batted ball that bounces on the foul line or lands and stops on the foul line is a foul ball True or False?

If a ball hits the foul line, it is a fair ball.

### Is it foul if the ball hits the plate?

Yes its a foul ball but keep on running to the next base until the umpire calls it a foul ball!!!!

### If a slowpitched softball hits the ground is it a dead ball?

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### If a batter hits a ball and it goes over the third base bag but lands foul is this a fair or foul ball?

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### What the foul rule in volleyball?

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