Best Answer

If it is a fly ball into the outfield up the first or third base foul line, it will be the responsibility of the first or third base umpire. If it is a (pop) fly ball in the infield area, it is generally the responsibility of the closest umpire. If it is a ground ball up the foul line between home and first or home and third, it is generally the home plate umpire's responsibility; however, if it is a bounding ball that bounces over or nearly over first or third base, or if it is a ground ball that continues to roll up the line almost to first or third, it will generally be the responsibility of the first or third base umpire. This is one of the reasons umpires work as a team for several games in succession, so they know what each of their responsibilities are.

In play-off games, there may be additional umpires on the field and these responsibilities will be adjusted accordingly.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-03-31 04:21:06
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Who is responsibility is it to call a fair or foul ball?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the opposite of the word foul?

Fair is opposite. Foul Ball, Fair Ball.

In baseball if you knock a fair ball foul is it fair?

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 ...

Is the ball fair or foul if it is a line drive and you are in fair territory but reach in foul territory to catch it and touch the ball?

It is considered a foul out. The ball determines wether it is fair or foul.

Umpire calls a ball batted into dirt at home afoul ball ball spins back into fair play without being touched fair or foul?

The ball is foul. Once a ball hits the dirt in foul territory before it gets past first or third base, it is a foul ball. It does not matter what happens after that. If a ball hits fair, foul, fair, it is foul. If it bounces foul and then into fair territory, it is foul. If the ball hits fair passed first or third and then bounces foul, it is fair. Those are the rules. You have to hit it past the batter's box. You have to hit it in the lines. It has to stay in the lines. If you lay a bunt down the third base line and it goes foul, it is a foul.It is NOT a foul ball once it hits dirt in foul territory before getting past 1st or 3rd. It is determined fair or foul by where the ball is when touched by a fielder or ends up when the ball has stopped. The ball can roll fair then foul the fair then foul then fair and if the ball comes to a rest or is touched by a fielder in fair play then it is fair. With the umpire calling it foul when it hit the dirt he has made a wrong call, as the ball has not been touched or has not come to rest in foul territory. however with him calling it too soon I think it would be a dead ball and remain with the wrong call of foul.No matter what it should be, whatever the umpire calls it, it is. The umpire is always right even when he is wrong he is right!

What is a foul ball in softball?

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.

If a ball lands foul and roles in bounds is it foul?

if the ball is not touch in foul territory and rolls into fair territory and stops or is touch then it is a fair ball. the answer is no.

If a ball is hit a hits the base but does not cross it is the ball fair or fowl?

if it stayed fair its fair if it went foul its foul

If a fair fly ball is deflected over a fence into foul territory what is the call?

if it was contacted in fair ground its fair ff

If a batter hits a ball and it goes over the third base bag but lands foul is this a fair or foul ball?

A ground ball its fair. A fly ball is foul.

If a ball is hit and hits third base then defelets into foul ground is it a fair or foul ball?


If a batted ball rolls over a corner of a base then goes foul before going completely over is it fair or foul?

Fair. If the ball hits the bag [base] first then goes foul it is fair

If the player is in foul territory and drops the ball is the batter safe?

If the ball is in fair territory, the fact that the fielder is standing in foul territory does NOT make the ball foul. the same as if a ball is foul, the fielder standing in fair territory doesn't make the ball fair.

People also asked