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The Batter
  • Fair and Foul Batted Balls [2.00, "Fair Ball" and "Foul Ball"]
    • A ball is unchangeably Fair when one of the following occurs:
      • It hits a base (first, second, or third, but not home plate or the pitching rubber) It hits any fielder, runner, or umpire while it is in fair territory
      • Remember that the position of the ball, not the fielder, is what counts
      • it is in fair territory
      • It goes over a fence in fair territory
      • It hits the ground or a fence for the first time beyond first or third base in fair territory
      • After hitting the ground, it bounces over any part of third or first base, or past one of those bases in fair territory
      • It settles on the ground in fair territory
  • "Fair territory" includes the foul lines and home plate
    • A ball is unchangeably Foul when one of the following occurs:
      • It strikes any foreign object in foul territory, including the backstop, a fence, or anything attached to the fence; a bat, helmet, or similar object, a player, an umpire, or a coacher
      • After hitting the ground, it goes past first or third base in foul territory
      • It hits the ground for the first time in foul territory beyond first or third base
      • It settles on the ground in foul territory
      • There are "foreign objects" in foul territory but not in fair territory
      • Example #1: Batter tops ball. His helmet falls off and ball hits it in foul territory, then bounces fair and settles. Foul ball
      • Example #2: Batter tops ball. His helmet falls off and ball hits it in fair territory, then bounces foul and settles. Foul ball



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