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.
If the batter "knocks" a ball foul it's foul ...if a fielder "knocks" the ball foul while in fair territory the ball is fare... the fielder can catch the ball in foul territory for an out ...
yes as long as it lands fair it is a fair ball
The location of the baseball decides if the ball is fair or foul. If the ball is in foul territory, the ball is foul regardless of the position of the player touching the ball. The same applies for balls in fair territory. This is opposite the ruling in football.
it is a foul ball as long as someone in fair territory didnt touch it first
At some point a ball must hit the ground in fair territory in order to be considered "fair." If a fly ball starts its flight well within fair range, but curves into the foul area such that it lands in foul territory, it is foul. If a ball goes out of the infield, lands in fair territory, but then richochets or rolls foul, then it remains a fair ball. If a ball rolls in fair ground but goes foul before it leaves the infield, then it is a foul ball.
This rule describes when the baseball strikes the foul pole. Despite being called the foul pole, the ball is always fair, if it hits the foul pole.
The foul Pole is to aide the umpire in determining if a baseball hit is fair or foul. The Foul pole is in fair territory, so if the ball hits the pole it is a fair ball, and would count as a home run. If it misses the pole outside of the playing field it is a foul ball (out of play) This is why it is called a 'Foul Pole" It could have been called a Fair Pole as it is in fair territory, but the powers that be decided on "Foul Pole" and "Foul Line"
One of the mysteries of baseball is that the foul line is "fair." If a fly ball hits the foul line beyond 1B or 3B, the ball is fair.
Fair is opposite. Foul Ball, Fair Ball.
It is considered a foul out. The ball determines wether it is fair or foul.
Foul poles help umpires decide if a ball (that went passed the wall) is fair or foul.
A foul ball is a ball that is hit outside of the foul lines on the field. A ball that bounces in fair territory then goes into foul territory before it passes a base is considered a foul ball. A ball that bounces in fair territory and then bounces into foul territory after it passes a base if considered a fair ball.