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You Are the Scorer: Number 32

Scenario: The runner on first base is standing a couple of feet off the bag and is lost in conversation with the first baseman, who is an old team-mate. The fielder is just setting the baserunner up for a pick-off, though, and by the time the victim twigs, the ball is already in the mitt […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 31

Scenario: With the bases loaded and two outs, the batter hits a soft grounder back to the pitcher, who throws to the catcher for a force-out. How many players did the team leave on base? A – 2. B – 3. C – 4. Highlight the text below to reveal the answer: Answer: B – […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 30

Scenario: The batter hits a fizzing liner straight back at the pitcher, who instinctively tries to turn away from the pitch. The ball loops up off the pitcher’s back and bounces in front of the shortstop, who scoops the ball up and fires it over to first to retire the batter-runner. How would you put the play down in your […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 29

Scenario: The batter hits a slow grounder straight towards the shortstop. The third baseman dives and knocks the ball with an outstretched glove. This diverts the ball off the path that was taking it straight to the shortstop, but this fielder is still able to grab the ball and nail the batter-runner at first. How would you […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 28

Scenario: In the ninth inning of a tied ballgame, the visitors have a runner on first with no outs. The batter lays down a bunt that is picked up cleanly by the pitcher. The pitcher struggles to decide whether to go for the risky out at second or the easy out at first, and in the end […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 27

Scenario: With a runner on second and one out, the batter hits a fly ball that is caught on the warning track in straight-away centre. The runner tags up and dashes towards third, where an aggressive base coach is eagerly windmilling to urge the player on to home. The relay is mechanically sound but not […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 26

Scenario: With runners on first and third, the trailing runner sets off to steal second. The pitch bounces in the dirt and gets away from the catcher; seeing this, the lead runner takes off for home. The catcher recovers the ball and throws it to the pitcher, who is covering the plate, and the tag is applied […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 25

Scenario: A batter has a count of two balls and two strikes. In which of the following circumstances would a strike-out be awarded? A – Batter bunts the next pitch and the ball drops and stays in foul territory. B – Batter bunts the next pitch and the ball is caught as a foul-tip by the catcher. C – […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 24

Scenario: There are no outs in the bottom of the ninth and runners are on first and third. The game is tied. The batter hits a slow chopper back to the pitcher. The ball sits up kindly and the pitcher has an easy chance to field it cleanly. The runner at first heads towards second base, and the runner at third stays close to the bag. Unfortunately for the […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 23

Scenario: With none out and runners on first and third, the batter hits a blooper over the shortstop’s head. The runner at third waits on the bag to see the play unfold but the runner from first takes up a position half-way between first base and second base. The shortstop dives and manages to make the catch, […]

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