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When you are a runner at first base and the batter hits a ground ball does the runner need to run to second?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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β 11y ago

== Answer== It depends, If the batter hits a fly ball that is caught with less than two outs the original man on second is safe. If the runner from first can return to first before a defensive player can touch it with the ball he is also safe. If a ground ball is hit with less than two outs both runners are forced to advance. As long as the guy from first gets there before the ball he is safe and the original runner is out.

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β 17y ago

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β 14y ago

"If the runner who first occupied that base never left it, he is safe and the second runner is out."

That's incorrect. The lead runner is entitled to the base, so if he never leaves it, he is safe. The following runner must be tagged out. If he is able to return to the preceding base without being tagged out or going outside his baseline, he is safe. If the lead runner vacates the double-occupied base and reaches the next base, he is safe and the following runner is safe at the preceding base.

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β 14y ago

If the base or runners are tagged with the ball while 2 runners are on the same base, the following runner is out.

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β 14y ago

Simply the batter will get thrown out if the batter does not take a base ...NOTE : On a two (2) out situation NO run(s) count as a run till the batter takes a base ...

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