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second base man- as long as the outfielders throw was decnt and in his range. if not, well the outfielder.

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Q: When an outfielder throws the ball to second base and the throw pulls the second baseman off the bag and the second baseman doesn't catch the ball and the runner is safe who is charged with the error?
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