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Fair ball, usually judged a home run since usually foul poles are above the outfield fence.

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Q: What is the call on a fly ball that hist the foul pole?
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In baseball why is the foul pole called a 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"

If a ball bounces in foul territory and then hits the foul pole above the fence?

Foul ball

Explain fair is foul and foul is fair?

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.

What happens when a fly ball hits the Foul pole?

Foul poles are poles that are placed vertically on a baseball field. They mark the areas where an umpire must look when determining if a ball is foul or fair. If a ball hits the foul pole, it is considered to be fair, and thus a home run.

If a bouncing ball hits the foul pole is it in play?

It is in play.

If a ball hits the foul pole and a player catches the ball is the batter out?

No, that is considered a homerun.

If a ball hits the foul pole or the netting inside on a bounce but stays in play is it all you can get or a ground rule double?

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

What does foul is fair mean?

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!)

Is it a foul for a volleyball player to touch the pole during play?

no because if the ball is still playing and the player hits the pole but still gets the ball up so the other player can get it, then its not foul

If a ball hits the foul pole in baseball is it a home run?

Its called POLEDANCE -.-

Baseball field foul pole color code?

yellow, so the white ball can be seen.

What do you call the ball on top of the flag pole?

A truck

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