If the baseball hit the ground in foul territory, the ball is a foul ball. If the baseball hit the ground in fair territory, and the batter/runner is still in the batter's box when the baseball hits him, it is a foul ball. If the baseball hit the ground in fair territory and the batter/runner is out of the batter's box when the baseball hits him, the batter/runner is out and the ball is dead.
as high as you can hit it in foul territory
A base hit is known as a single in baseball.
It can be either. If the ball is hit into the air and is in foul territory at any time, it counts as a foul ball if it goes into the stands. If the ball is in the air and is in fair territory when it goes into the stands, it's a home run. If the ball is in fair territory and hits the ground, then bounces into the stands in fair territory, it's a ground rule double. If the ball bounces in fair territory but then bounces into the stands in foul territory past the infield, it's also a ground rule double. If the ball bounces in fair territory, but then bounces into the stands before it passes 1st or 3rd base, it's a foul ball.
It matters how far you hit it
Is the baseball is hit inside the batter's box or is hit in fould ground before first and third base then the ball is foul even if the ball comes back into fair ground. Thing to remember is once the ball hits any fould territory then it will be foul no matter what happens after the play.
The most common way a home run is hit is when a batter hits a ball over the fence in fair territory. The other way a home run can be hit is called an inside-the-park home run, which is when a batter hits a fair ball that does not leave playable territory and the batter reaches home plate before the defensive team puts him out and there are no errors on the play.
The runner is out if he is in fair territory.
The "Field of Play" in baseball is known as "Fair Territory." There is also an area known as "Foul Territory" where certain plays, such as catching a pop fly, is an out identical to a fly ball caught in fair territory.
If in fair territory it is a Home Run. This happened to Jose Canseco in a Yankees game. The ball hit him in the head and bounced into the stands for a HR.
fair because it hit in fair territory