If there are less then 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd or the bases are loaded. If a ball is popped up on the infield in fair territory the umpire will call "Infield Fly", the batter is out, and the runners are not required to advance, but can do so if they determine at their own risk of being safe or out. The ball is still a live ball in play, and it does not matter if the ball is caught or not.
The infield fly rule does not apply to bunted balls that are popped up
If baserunners are at 1st and 2nd base, or the bases are loaded with less than 2 out the umpire may call an "infield fly" if the ball is popped up in the infield area and can be caught with "ordinary" effort by an infielder. If the ball is caught the batter is out and the runners may tag up and advance at their own risk. If the ball is dropped the runners may try and advance to the next base at their own risk (they do not need to tag up/or even advance if they dont want) and the batter is still out. If the umpire fails to call it the rule still apllies.
** Infield fly does not apply to bunts or foul balls
-- or line drives.
The infield fly rule is only in effect with runners on first and second or first, second, and third. The rule is put into effect when there is a pop up in the infield that is catchable. When the umpire yells, "Infield fly, batter's out" He means that the batter is out and the runner's don't have to go even if the fielder drops the ball.
This is to protect the runners so they don't have to decide whether to stay on first base in case the fielder catches or to go in case he drops. If the fielder drops the ball the team in the field would have plenty of time to get the lead runner(s).
when there is either the bases loaded or 1st and 2nd with less then 2 outs and a batter hits a pop-up to an infielder which is catchable a infield fly is called so the fielder doesn't drop the ball on purpose and turn a double play
all it is if you hit a pop fly in the in field and it a player is under the ball for more than 5 seconds then they will call an in field fly which will mean it doesnt matter if the player drops it because it is an out. i always thiught it was for the sun so the players wouldn't mess up because the sun mostly covers the in field
The infield fly rule is in effect when ...
1) there are less than two outs
2) there are runners on first base and second base OR runners on first base, second base, and third base
and the batter hits a pop fly, in fair territory, that can be caught by an infielder using reasonable effort. The batter is automatically out and the base runners may advance at their own risk.
The infield fly rule was created to keep the defense from gaining an unfair advantage based on a pop fly. For example, let's say there are no outs and runners on first and second. The batter hits a pop fly that will wind up landing about three feet from third base in fair territory. Since the ball is in the infield, the base runners must stay very close to their bases because the ball will most certainly be caught by the third baseman. If the runners stray too far off their bases, after catching the ball the third baseman will be able to throw to a fielder covering the base the runner was on before they get back to the base and create a double play. So, in this situation, the base runners must be concerned about getting back to the base they were on and not about advancing to the next base. If there was no infield fly rule, the third baseman could allow the ball to hit the ground, pick the ball up quickly, touch third base for one out, and throw to a fielder covering second base for a double play.
The infield fly rule is when a better hits a pop-up into the infield and there is a runner on base. The Umpire will call infield fly and the batter is automatically out and the runner on base has to tag up. This prevents the fielder to purposefully drop the fly-ball to turn a double play.
The infield fly rule is in effect when there are runners on first and second or bases are loaded with less than 2 outs.
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
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.
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.
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.
The infield fly rule still applies, and is in effect when the following situations are met: 1. Fewer than two outs 2. A fly ball is hit that an infielder can reasonably catch (umpires discretion) 3. There are runners on 1st and 2nd, or bases are loaded. 4. When the above conditions are met, the umpire will verbally call "infield fly rule" as soon as it is determined the ball is an infield fly. The batter is automatically out, and the runners do not have to advance, even is the ball is dropped. Note: This rule was established to prevent fielders from purposely dropping a fly ball to attempt a double play.