Test Your Knowledge

Which of the following are true regarding the rules of baseball? 

  • The hands are considered part of the bat.

  • The batter-runner must turn to his right after over-running first base.

  • If the batter breaks his wrists when swinging, it’s a strike.

  • If a batted ball hits the plate first it’s a foul ball.

  • The batter cannot be called out for interference if he is in the batter’s box.

  • The batter may not switch batter’s boxes after two strikes.

  • If the batter does not pull the bat out of the strike zone while in the bunting position, it’s an automatic strike.

  • The batter is out if his foot touches the plate.

  • Tie goes to the runner.

  • The runner gets the base he’s going to, plus one on a ball thrown out-of-play.

  • Anytime a coach touches a runner, the runner is out.

  • Runners may never run the bases in reverse order.

  • A pitch that bounces to the plate cannot be hit.

  • With no runners on base, it is a ball if the pitcher starts his windup and then stops.

  • The pitcher must step off the rubber before a pick-off throw.

  • The home plate umpire can overrule the other umps at anytime.

  • A batter hit by a pitch always gets first base.

  • The ball is dead on a walk or infield fly.

Find out the correct answers to these questions and more at our next umpire training.

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