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# When there is a runner on first - the batter hits a ground ball to the first baseman who steps on first and then tags the runner who remains on first - Who is out?

Updated: 12/20/2022

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If the first baseman tags first base, the runner originally on first is therefore not forced to second base and he is safe at first.

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Q: When there is a runner on first - the batter hits a ground ball to the first baseman who steps on first and then tags the runner who remains on first - Who is out?
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