Answers to the Quiz

Question NumberQuestionAnswer
1The ball hits in foul territory half way to 3rd, hits a pebble and bounces into fair territory before passing the bag and is fielded by the pitcher.Fair
2Suppose it isn’t fielded by the pitcher, but comes to rest at the same spot as above.Fair
3The ball hits in front of 3rd base in fair territory, but spins into foul territory and comes to rest or is touched before it passes the bag.Foul
4The ball hits in foul territory, spins forward and comes to rest directly on home plate.Fair
5The batted ball hits the batter’s leg while he is in the batter’s box. The ball is fielded by the pitcher.Foul
6There is a runner standing on third base with his right foot on the ground in foul territory. A line drive hits his right foot then caroms fair where it is fielded.Foul
7A line drive hits the pitcher’s rubber without touching a player and caroms into foul territory between home and third and bounces into the dugout. Is it a ground rule double?Foul, No
8A line drive caroms off the pitcher’s leg into foul territory between home and third and bounces into the dugout. ls it a ground rule double?Fair, Yes
9Ball rolls directly along the foul line, touches a corner of the base and then rolls foul, never passing the bag.Fair
10Ball bounces in front of 3rd base, crosses directly over the bag and lands in foul territory beyond the bag.Fair
11Line drive zooms over third base in fair territory but lands on the foul side of the left field line.Foul
12Batted ball hits fair, spins foul, hits a pebble just short of 3rd base, comes back into the diamond, crosses directly over the bag and comes to rest on the grass in fair territory.Fair
13Ball rolls inside the 3rd base line, then dips into foul territory before reaching the bag, but after it passes behind the bag, it hits and goes fair again, settling in left field.Foul
14Third baseman standing in fair territory, reaches out into foul territory and touches a line drive which is definitely on the foul side of the line.Foul
15 Left fielder goes into foul territory for long fly. At the last second the wind carries it into fair territory. While standing in foul territory, she reaches into fair territory to touch the ball.Fair
16The batter hits a ground ball to short and touches 1st base at the exact moment the ball enters the 1st baseman’s glove.Out
17A runner is caught between 2nd and 3rd base and is tagged by a fielder. At the instant the tag is applied, the ball pops loose into the air but is caught before it bits the ground by the same fielder.Safe
18Runner on 1st, fly ball to right center appears it will drop in for a hit. The runner stops half way between 1st and 2nd to watch the play. The ball enters the RC fielder’s glove but pops out. The runner races to 2nd. The RC fielder catches the ball bare handed before it hits the ground. The fielder then throws to first base claiming the runner never tagged up.Out
19How about the batter?Out
20What if the runner tagged up and left the base after the ball hit the RC fielders glove but before the catch?Safe
21Runner on 2B, ground ball to short. Runner from 2B bumps the SS before he touches the ball. Umpire calls the runner out. Runner claims the SS was in the base line without the ball.Out
22Batter beats out an infield hit, overruns 1st and turns left instead of right when returning to the bag. He is tagged by the 1B man before he returns to the bag.Safe
23Pitcher fields a ground ball and drops it attempting to throw to 1st. He chases it down and kicks the ball to first where it is fielded by the 1st baseman while he is contacting the base before the runner arrives.Out
24-a1st Baseman playing at the edge of the grass. Runner on first is hit by a line drive while standing on the base.
Is the ball dead or alive?
Dead
24-b1st Baseman playing at the edge of the grass. Runner on first is hit by a line drive while standing on the base.
Is the runner safe or out?
Safe
24-c1st Baseman playing at the edge of the grass. Runner on first is hit by a line drive while standing on the base.
Is the batter safe or out?
Safe
24-d1st Baseman playing at the edge of the grass. Runner on first is hit by a line drive while standing on the base.
Where does each runner end up?
First and Second
251 out, runners on 2nd and 3rd. Both appear to tag up and do advance to the next base after the right fielder catches a fly ball. Defense appeals the runner on 2nd left too soon. Ump calls the runner out for the 3rd out. Does the run count?Yes
26Ball hit to left field, batter rounds 1st, heads towards 2nd and runs into the 1st baseman.Obstruction
27Runner on 2B, ground ball to SS, runner runs behind SS to avoid a collision. Ball goes through SS’s legs and hits runner.No Call
28-aBatter hits a line drive to LC. Short fielder steps in front of 2B and then onto 2B. Runner trying for second bumps into short fielder. Make the call if no throw is made to 2nd.Obstruction
28-bBatter hits a line drive to LC. Short fielder steps in front of 2B and then onto 2B. Runner trying for second bumps into short fielder. Make the call if a throw is on the way to 2nd , fielder’s glove is extended.Interference
28-cBatter hits a line drive to LC. Short fielder steps in front of 2B and then onto 2B. Runner trying for second bumps into short fielder. Make the call if Fielder has possession of the ball the runner slides and hits the SF.No Call
29Batter drives the ball to deep center field and is trying for a triple. As he approaches 3rd, the 3rd baseman reaches his glove out to catch the ball and tag the runner even though no throw is headed towards 3rd. The “fake tag” causes the runner to slide into the base.Obstruction
30Batter singles to RF past a diving 2nd baseman. As he rounds the bag towards 2nd the batter/runner trips over an unconscious 2B man lying in the base path.No Call