Over running first base on a walk?

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The common misconception of this play is that the runner must overrun first base turning to the right into foul territory, which is not the rule. The rule essentially reads as follows: The runner may overrun first base, without liability of being put out, provided the he returns immediately to first base. Some also state that an attempt to advance to second would constitute liability to be put out. Either way, an attempt at second base in any form, would violate the spirit of the rule of immediately returning to first base. - SV

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over running the base, would be considered a steal, and for that you would be out if tagged.

Depends on the rules being used. In High School ball, the runner cannot overrun first base on a walk. But in Pro Rules the runner may overrun first base as long as he immediately returns to the base.

The NFHS (high school) Baseball book explicitly denies putout protection to a player who goes past first base after receiving a base-on-balls award at Rule 8-2-7. I challenge anyone to find an explicit provision, either way, in the OBR (Ordinary Baseball Rules, or "pro rules", the latest version of which is a free PDF download from Major League Baseball's website). If it is not specifically addressed in the OBR, then I think we would turn to the spirit of the rule that allows batter-runners to overrun first base. In the case of a batter-runner, the purpose and spirit of the rule is obviously to give the batter-runner a fighting chance at beating the force out. That purpose does not exist when a player is awarded first base, so why would overrun protection apply to such a player? It doesn't apply at second or third.

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