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# If a ball bounces before it crosses the plate and hits a batter is that a walk?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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14y ago

If the ball lands in the dirt and the batter swings at it, I believe that is a strike, even if he hits it into fair territory. This is another one that may have to be improved by somebody else if I'm wrong, but I don't think I am on this one.

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

No it is a hits batsmen. The batter gets first base and the ball is ruled dead. Everyone who is forced moves up one base.

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### The Pitcher throws towards home plate. the ball bounces in the dirt before home plate and it hits the batter is it a dead ball or hit batter?

It is a dead ball and the batter is awarded first base and is ruled a hit by pitch

### Does the runner score from third if batter tries to stretch a single and gets thrown out at second base?

If there are less than two outs, yes. If there are two outs, this is a timing play. If the runner crosses home plate before the batter is thrown out at second base, the run counts. If the batter is thrown out at second base before the runner crosses home plate, the run does not count.

### Are there any exceptions where a run scores on a play in which the third out is made?

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### If a Batter hits a baseball and it bounces off home plate and then rolls into fair territory is it foul?

It would be considered a fair ball.

### Is there a legal pitch where the ball bounces off the ground before it goes over the home plate?

Well No, but remember if he swings its a strike The pitch is legal but it cannot be called a strike unless the batter swings and misses or hits the ball foul. The batter may swing at a ball that hits the ground before home plate and if he hits it fair play goes on. In other words, if a batter were to hit a home run on a pitched ball that hit the ground before home plate, it would be ruled a home run.

### If a batter hits a pitched ball that bounces in front of the plate and it goes out of the park for a home run is this the correct ruling?

Yes, it is scored as a home run.

### What is a balitmore chop in baseball?

When a batter hits a ball very hard usually in front of home plate that hits the ground and bounces up high.

### Is home plat in fair or foul territory?

Home plate is foul territory unless the ball rolls in front of the plate and stays fair. If the ball bounces off the plate and strikes the batter; it's a dead ball.

### Is it considered a swing if the bat crosses the plate even if the batter successfully stops his swing?

Yes, either you swing or you don't, there is no middle ground.

### 2 outs runner on 3b and 1b and batter hits grounder to 2nd who tags runner instead of the base does the run count since both batter and 3b touched before tag?

Yes. On a tag play, if a runner crosses home plate before another runner is tagged for the third out the run counts.

### Who determines if run crossed plate before the out the umpire or the scorekeeper?

The umpire. If the runner crosses the plate before a tag for the 3rd out is applied, then the run scores. On a force out, no run scores regardless of the timing.