Batted balls that first contact the field between home plate and first or third base are considered foul if they don't subsequently bounce over or directly contact either base, otherwise pass either base while in fair territory, or ultimately settle at some point in fair territory between home plate and either base.
A foul ball is considered a dead ball as soon as it hits the ground or leaves the field of play. In certain ballparks, ground rules state that hitting a speaker or another object located in foul territory will make a ball become dead on impact, regardless of whether it lands in the field of play afterwards. No play can be made after a foul ball becomes a dead ball and baserunners must return to their original base. However, if a foul ball is caught before hitting the ground, runners can ...
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A (batted) baseball is a foul ball in all other cases. A fair ball allows the batter to at least try to advance to first base or beyond. Maybe he'll be successful, maybe not. On the other hand, a foul ball is usually bad for the batter and his team, although in some situations it's just indifferent. We'll discuss the basics of all this elsewhere.
A foul ball is any ball hit by a batter that lands in foul territory. Remember these things when trying to determine if a ball is foul or fair: A ball hit in the infield must stay fair before crossing 1st or 3rd base, or make contact with a player who is in fair territory before rolling foul.
Baseball’s rules for fair and foul balls are, admittedly, more complicated than you’d want them to be. Out of bounds in basketball doesn’t require much explanation, but why some balls that bounce into foul territory are fair while others are foul does. For that, we have Ross Barnes to thank.
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In baseball, a foul ball is a batted ball that: Settles on foul territory between home and first base or between home and third base, or. Bounces and then goes past first or third base on or over foul territory, or. Has its first bounce occur in foul territory beyond first or third base, or.
The ball is not ruled fair or foul, until the ball comes to a stop, is touched by a fielder, or goes past first or third base. The ball may zig-zag, back-and-forth, between fair and foul ground an unlimited number of times. The ruling of fair or foul is not made until the ball finally comes to a stop, or is touched, or goes past first or third base. THE ACTUAL RULE from the rule book
And about half of the growth in total pitches can be attributed to foul balls. For the first time since pitch-level data has been recorded, there were more foul balls than balls put in play in ...