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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MLB adopts rule on collisions at plate

The new rule, 7.13, states “a runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate).” A runner violating the rule shall be declared out, even if the fielder drops the ball.

And there are a lot more rules, too. If a catcher blocks the plate with the ball, a collision is still legal. If a catcher blocks the plate without the ball, the runner is automatically safe.

Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: February 25, 2014 at 12:24 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rule changes, rules, rules of play

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