yes, but he can be thrown out if the ball beats him to first after the dropped 3rd strike.
Yes, as long as the batter thrown out at first is not the third out of the inning.
it is where if the catcher drops the third strike pitched then the batter can run to first base. HOpe this helps :)
"Dropped third strike", batter swings and misses the third strike, he then runs to an unoccupied first base, but catcher throws him out at first to complete the STRIKE OUT. it's a STRIKE OUT (Capital "K" in the book).
Absolutely but only if the batter safely reaches first base. A dropped (actually uncaught) third strike is a live ball.
no it just has to be a strike
The batter is only out on a dropped third strike when there are less than two outs and first base was occupied at the start of the pitch. With two outs the batter may take first base on a dropped third strike even if it was occupied at the start of the pitch.
it is considered a dropped third strike. the batter must be tagged or thrown out, same as if the catcher had dropped the ball. -LM, umpire