I don't think so. Rule 6.05 (f) states the batter is out if he attempts to hit a 3rd strike then the ball touches him.
According to MLB Rule 6.08(b), the batter is entitled to first base when:
"He is touched by a pitched ball which he is not attempting to hit unless
(1) The ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, or
(2) The batter makes no attempt to avoid being touched by the ball;
If the ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a strike, whether or not the batter tries to avoid the ball. If the ball is outside the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a ball if he makes no attempt to avoid being touched.
When the batter is touched by a pitched ball which does not entitle him to first base, the ball is dead and no runner may advance."
If the batter attempts to hit the pitch and the ball strikes him, according to rule he is NOT entitled to first base and the ball is ruled dead.
If the batter has the bat out over the plate when the ball hits them it is a strike...
As long as the batter makes an attempt at the ball, like pushing or moving the bat to the ball then yes it would be a strike if they were hit.If the batter simply has the bat over the plate and is hit by the pitch out of the strike zone then its not a strike.
Yes, as long as the batter makes an attempt to get out of the way of the pitch they are awarded first base on a pitched ball that touches the ground and then the batter.
If the ball hits the ground in play then it hits the batter it is call a hit by pitch and the batter will take first base ... You can also hit the ball as it bounces off the ground ...
The batter should run to 1st base as fast as she/he can if they miss the ball you can run to 2nd base
There is no sacrifice ground ball in baseball because you don't try to sacrifice yourself to advance the runner on the ground ball. Also, on a bunt, it's hard to get the leading runner anyway, so the fielder most of the time goes for the batter at first. On a ground ball however, the fielder most of the time has an easy option for the lead runner as well as the batter.
No the ball is dead as soon as it hits the batter, no runners may advance more than one base.
The batter can make an attempt to reach first, but if the ball is fouled off by the batter, the batter is out (strike out).
No, in that case it is a ball.
A force out in "player foul" terms, is when a player pushes the player with the ball out of bounds. In other words, they are "forcing out" the player with the ball. This is illegal in the NBA. Hope this helps :)
If it hits the ground then hits the batter then yes. If it just hits the ground then no.
no.Unless the first baseman is touching first base.
No, when a ball is hit on the ground, the runners must try and advance to the next base.
In regular baseball rules, the ball is still live, even if it hits the ground first, until it hits the batter, then it becomes a "dead ball". If it never hits the batter, its still a live ball.
On a ground rule double, the batter is awarded second base and all runners advance two bases. The ball is dead.
it is a hit by pitch (or a walk).Clarification:The answer above makes it seem a HBP and a Walk are the same -- they are not.. they are scored different and effect stats different. If the umpire calls it ball 4 and says it never hit the batter the ball is still in play and the batter gets a Walk -- If the umpire determines the ball hit the batter, the batter gets a HBP (hit-By Pitch) and it is a dead ball --- runners advance their one base but cannot advance furtherIn your question -- even though the ball hit the dirt, once it strikes the batter (assuming the batter never swung), this is a Hit-By-Pitch
No. You fool.