An 'infield fly' is a term in Baseball where the ball shoots extremely high and is caught in the infield. This is important because it prevents a 'sacrifice fly' which would be a fly ball in the outfield where a base runner could possibly advance. It is also a rule in softball. If the ump calls "infield fly" then its an automatic out if there are runners on 1st and second with less than 2 outs or if bases are loaded with less than 2 outs. It is there so the team cannot get all three outs out of one play. If you leave the base after the ball has hit the mit of an infielder or has touched the ground you are at your own risk and is considered a steal.
Infield means the inner part of a baseball playing field. Its entirety is a 95 foot radius around the center of the pitcher's mound.
The infield includes:
If there are base runners on 1st base AND second base with less than two out, if the batter hits a ball that the umpire thinks that an infielder should catch, then the batter is automatically out whether the fielder catches it or not :) hope that helps xx
when there is a base runner on first and the batter hits a pop up.
Less than 2 outs any runner on base that would be forced to run (runner on 1st or 1st and 2nd or bases loaded) as a result of a hit ball and the ball is popped up to the infield.
Baserunner(s) cannot advance or be put out if the ball is dropped.
Runners on 1st and/or 2nd, less then 2 outs, ball popped up in the infield, batter is automatically out.
Any umpire may indicate the infield fly rule is in effect by yelling "Infield Fly" and extending his right hand above his head and pointing. However, the infield fly rule is in effect whether or not any umpire does this.
no because the infield fly rule is if a ball is hit in the air for something like 5seconds then it is automttically an out
If the infielder is under the ball making it look like they are then yes there is an infield fly rule.
Infield fly rule
any umpire can
Infield fly rule.
As soon as the ump calls the infield fly rule, the batter is out, but the runners can still advance at their own risk. To answer your question specifically, no, the fielder can't do that - that is the exact result that the infield fly rule was enacted to prevent! Usually when they call the infield fly rule, the baserunners go back to the bases relatively quickly, because the play is over.
No, as long as it is a fair ball. Once the umpire signals the infield fly rule the batter is automatically out. However, if the ball is dropped and is ruled a foul ball, the umpire reverses his call and the batter continues his turn at bat. Nevertheless, the batter can not reach first from that batted ball. You will often find an umpire state "Infield fly, Batter is out if Fair". When the rule is in effect, the batter may not get on first base.
If, (while the infield fly rule is in effect), the ball is caught, the runners must tag up. If the ball is dropped or falls to the ground untouched, the runners may advance at their own risk.Clarification:The infield fly rule was enacted to prevent teams from getting an easy double or triple play by letting a popup in the infield drop. An infield fly is just like any other fly ball, with the exception that the batter is immediately out, with results in the runners not being required to advance in the even that the ball is not caught
By the umpires judgment as to whether it is a "routine" fly ball.
No. The infield fly rule is only for fly balls within the infield. The reason for this is so that a defender cannot intentionally drop a fly ball in order to create a double or triple play. If a fly ball is dropped in foul territory, no runners may advance.
they are in the infield and in the outfield