If the batter showed signs of trying to move out of the way to give the catcher a clear lane to throw then neither the batter or the runner it out. If the batter did not move at all to provide the catcher a throwing lane, then the batter is out, but the runner is safe.
This is umpire's discretion, but usually if the runner is in the runner's lane (the two parallel lines starting half-way up the foul line between home plate and first base) the runner will not be called out. However, if in the umpire's judgment the runner is in the runner's lane but is deliberately trying to interfere with the throw, the runner can be called out for interference.
Walk, interference from the catcher when the batter was trying to swing at a pitch, by being hit by a pitch, or by swinging and missing at the third strike and the catcher doesn't catch the ball. The batter can then run towards first base but has to beat the throw to be able to be considered safe. - Error - Hit by Pitch - Walk - Dropped 3rd strike - Catcher interference - Fielders Choice
I am the person that posed the question, but I want to add a little more than what fit in the question box. First of all, I believe I have seen just about everything there is to see happen in a baseball game. However, at the Braves/Phillies game this weekend I was in the stands when something happened that I have never seen, and there was no anouncer to explain what may have happened. Here it is: With one out in the 6th inning Pat Burrell was batting with Chase Utley on first base. Burrell had a 2-2 count and Utley took off in an attempt to steal 2nd base. Burrell swung and missed. The Braves catcher threw to 2nd base too late and the ump called Utley safe. Next thing the umps are having a meeting and then break out. They send Utley back to 1st base and call Burrell out. I cannot figure out why Utley was sent back to 1st. The only thing I can think of was that maybe Burrell foul tipped the ball for the 3rd strike and we could not hear it; and that, perhaps, the rules say that a runner on base cannot advance if the batter foul tips the ball. If anyone knows the rule that governs this play please reply. If time was called before the pitch then Burrell would still be alive. ---- Without having seen nor heard of the play I can't really comment other than to say 1) A foul tip is a strike and has no bearing on whether a player can attempt to steal a base. 2) One possible explanation is that Burrell's bat, after swinging and missing, hit the catcher during his throw to second base. This would be considered batter interference and the runner attempting the steal, if successful, would be sent back to his original base. If the runner were thrown out then the out would be recorded. This is covered in MLB Rule 6.06(c): A batter is out for illegal action when -- "He interferes with the catcher's fielding or throwing by stepping out of the batter's box or making any other movement that hinders the catcher's play at home base. EXCEPTION: Batter is not out if any runner attempting to advance is put out, or if runner trying to score is called out for batter's interference. Rule 6.06(c) Comment: If the batter interferes with the catcher, the plate umpire shall call "interference." The batter is out and the ball dead. No player may advance on such interference (offensive interference) and all runners must return to the last base that was, in the judgment of the umpire, legally touched at the time of the interference. If, however, the catcher makes a play and the runner attempting to advance is put out, it is to be assumed there was no actual interference and that runner is out-not the batter. Any other runners on the base at the time may advance as the ruling is that there is no actual interference if a runner is retired. In that case play proceeds just as if no violation had been called. If a batter strikes at a ball and misses and swings so hard he carries the bat all the way around and, in the umpire's judgment, unintentionally hits the catcher or the ball in back of him on the backswing before the catcher has securely held the ball, it shall be called a strike only (not interference). The ball will be dead, however, and no runner shall advance on the play."
The catcher can cause a balk, but the balk is charged to the pitcher. If, during an intentional walk, the catcher steps out of the catcher's box before the ball leaves the pitcher's hand, it is a balk. Or, if a runner is trying to score from 3rd base by a steal or squeeze play and the catcher touches the batter or the batter's bat, or steps on home plate or in front of home plate without the ball, it is a balk.
Throwing out the runner means that the batter hit the ball and a fielder fielded the ball and got the batter out running to first. It could also mean that the catcher threw the ball to second base when a girl was trying to steal and got her out. The same thing applies to third base.
Yes. If at any point in a game, the batter or baserunner interferes with the fielder, he is an automatic out. If he impedes the throw to get out another runner, the other runner is out as well. For instance, on a double play, if the runner going to second is already out by force at 2nd, and he plows into the short stop trying to throw the other runner out at first, the runner going to first is also out. The baserunner must always slide or otherwise avoid excessive contact with the fielder on a double play.
Runner is out. Other runners must return to the base they occupied at the instant of the interference. If the runner was trying to break up a double play, the other runner is also out.
There are two situations. (1) If the catcher (or any defensive player) has possession of the ball the runner (Rule 7.08(a)(2) the runner is out if "the runner does not slide or attempt to get around a fielder who has the ball and is waiting to make the tag." In addition, if the umpire judges that the runner was malicious and trying to injure the fielder (including the catcher) the umpire may eject the player. However, if the catcher does NOT have possession of the ball and therefore is not waiting to make the tag, the catcher is guilty of obstruction (Rule 2.00, definition of obstruction). If the umpire makes this judgement, the runner would be awarded the base to the runner. This does not give the runner free license to slam into the catcher. Again, if the umpire judges the runner was malicious, the runner would be awarded the base (including scoring the run) and then the umpire may eject the player. In addition, if the umpire judges that the catcher was malicious and was malicious in their action (causing injury to the runner), the catcher may be ejected. So the bottom line is that the runner and catcher are expected to avoid malicious contact.
no hit, assume runner trying to keep defensive player from throwing to first base.
If you are talking about a runner trying to score from 3rd. base yes, you can, (in most leagues, Little League and younger they may have added specific rules about this to limit the chance of player injuries.) If you are talking about during an "at bat" no. If the bat touches the catcher's glove on a pitch it is ruled cather's interference. The play is ruled dead and the batter is awarded first base. And no, I have never seen anybody who could hit a ball out of the catcher's glove and NOT touch the glove.
they must go back,dead ball after hitting batter