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robertg
05-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Runners 1st & 3rd, 1 out. Ground ball to F6 throws to F4 to force R2.
Batter runner is slow, runner on third gets a great jump, & touches home before the throw retires batter runner.
Does the run score?

Richard_Siegel
05-01-2010, 08:23 PM
Runners 1st & 3rd, 1 out. Ground ball to F6 throws to F4 to force R2.
Batter runner is slow, runner on third gets a great jump, & touches home before the throw retires batter runner.
Does the run score?

4.09 HOW A TEAM SCORES.
(a) One run shall be scored each time a runner legally advances to and touches first, second, third and home base before three men are put out to end the inning. EXCEPTION: A run is not scored if the runner advances to home base during a play in which the third out is made (1) by the batter-runner before he touches first base; (2) by any runner being forced out; or (3) by a preceding runner who is declared out because he failed to touch one of the bases.

newblue4co
05-01-2010, 10:49 PM
Why do you ask? Are you a coach seeking to become more knowledgable? Did you see this at a game today?

buddyw
05-22-2010, 02:11 AM
Is this a real question? You just described a ending inning double play. It never ceases to amaze me how many times I get a questioned like this asked. No it doesn't count.

laderablue
05-27-2010, 07:48 PM
This situation came up in a AAA game early season. Runners on 2nd & 3rd (2 outs, last inning), batter hits ball to fence and fielder attempts play at home (runners are safe). However, when the batter hit the ball he tossed his bat down the baseline and in an attempt to reach first he tripped over his own bat and couldn't walk. After the field settled down, everyone realized the batter hadn't reached first and had the force play at 1st long after both runs had achieved home. In this case, the 2 runs do not score and Grandma and Grandpa both went crazy because 2 runs would have won the game.

Also, instead of waiting around to get your free hotdog, head to car and call it a day :)