Is a base runner automatically out if they stop advancing when forced to their next base?

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Looking for some clarification on this situation that came up today:

There is one out and a runner on first base (R1). The batter hits a fly ball in the infield. The first baseman (1st) makes an attempt to catch the ball and it drops out of his glove. 1st picks the ball up and tags the batter/runner out as he runs up the first base line (before he touches first base). The batter/runner was called out, R1 stayed on first and we continued play with two outs now.

Is this the correct call? There was a lot of discussion as to whether R1 is still forced to second base on this play (allowing someone to tag him for a double play) or can R1 stay put on first base (as was allowed in our case)?

I know rule 7.03 b states :

If a runner is forced to advance by reason of the batter becoming a runner and two runners are touching a base to which the following runner is forced, the following runner is entitled to the base and the preceding runner shall be out when...

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FORCE RUN: A runner does not have to advance to the next base unless someone is behind him/her running to the base that the first runner is on. If there is a runner, and you are forced to advance to the next base, it is a forced run. For example, a batter hits the ball and safely runs to second base (making sure to step on 1st base). The next batter hits the ball but only runs to first base. The first runner therefore does not have to run to third base. Now there are two runners on bases and the next hit would make both runners run to the next base. When runners are forced to run, the fielders only have to throw the ball to the next base with somebody catching it. If a runner runs at will (that is not being forced to run), then the fielder must touch the player with ball and not just the base. If not a forced run, you have to tag the runner. If it is a forced run, you tag the base.

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Hello. A force out can be used when the runner is 'forced' to move to the next base. For example, when there's a baserunner at first and the batter hits the ball, there are force outs at both first (where the batter must go) and second (since the batter is coming to first, it forces the baserunner to second). However, if the ball is caught, the baserunner may stay at first since the batter is out. If the baserunner is not 'forced' to move to the next base, a force out cannot be used. For example, when there's a baserunner at second, first is empty and the batter hits the ball, there is only a force out at first. Since the baserunner on second does not have to yield her base to a runner directly behind her, she must be tagged to make the out if she tries to take third. Even in a situation where a force out will work, a tag is also an out. So IMO if the runner is off base and you can tag her, do it, then look to see if there are other outs that could be made.

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In baseball, baserunning is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat.

In general, baserunning is a tactical part of the game with the goal of eventually reaching home to score a run. In fact, the goal of batting is generally to produce baserunners, or help move baserunners along. Runners on second or third base are considered to be in scoring position since a normal hit, even a single, will often score them. Part of the goal of a runner and a batter is to get the runner into scoring position.

Becoming a runner

For any baserunning to occur, a batter must initially become a baserunner. This happens when:

The batter-runner

The term batter-runner is used in official terminology to identify an offensive player from the time he puts a fair ball into play or the third strike is not caught (thereby ceasing to be a batter) until the end of the play he initiated, whether the play results in the player being put out or...

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[edit] Definition

A baserunner or runner is a player for the batting team who has safely reached one of the three bases. The objective of a baserunner is to advance to the next base, until he reaches home plate and scores a run. Conversely, the objective of the fielders is to prevent opposing baserunners from advancing or scoring.

[edit] Becoming a baserunner

A batter becomes a baserunner when he reaches first base safely. This can be achieved through several different means:

Between the time when a batter hits the ball and the time he reaches a base safely, he is known in the rules as the batter-runner.

[edit] How a baserunner advances to the next base

Once the batter-runner has reached a base and become a baserunner, there are a number of ways in which he can advance to the next base, which are described below.

[edit] Basic rules

A few fundamental rules apply:

Baserunners must touch each base in...
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In baseball, baserunning is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat.

In general, baserunning is a tactical part of the game with the goal of eventually reaching home to score a run. In fact, the goal of batting is generally to produce baserunners, or help move baserunners along. Runners on second or third base are considered to be in scoring position since a normal hit, even a single, will often score them. Part of the goal of a runner and a batter is to get the runner into scoring position.

Of course, for any baserunners to exist, a batter must initially become one. This happens when,

he hits a fair ball, a third strike is not caught or is dropped by the catcher, providing first base is unoccupied, or there are two outs, (fairly uncommon) he receives a base on balls, he is...
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NES Baseball
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INTRODUCTION

When the Famicom was originally released in 1983, Baseball was the eighth game created for the system in that year. It was also one of the original 17 games available when the NES was released in North America, in 1985. Considering that this game is over 30 years old, it should come as no surprise that it has some notable flaws. Its sound effects are primitive, its music library is just four small tunes, your control over the players is incredibly limited, and the difficulty in getting the ball to move how you want it to is frustrating at best.

But at the same time, this game has a retro charm. It wasn't exactly revolutionary in the video game world (the most original thing about it is that batting and baserunning take place in two different camera angles, but arcade systems and the Intellivision had similar concepts in games released earlier in 1983), but there's just something about this game that keeps...

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In addition to the baseman tagging the bag or the player, or the player leaving the baseline, there is yet one additional way a forced runner may cause an out, although it is not himself that is out: if the runner from behind catches up with him, and occupies the same exact position on the basepaths (either literally catches up with him and touches him, or both occupy the same base), then that runner is out per Rule 7.08h:

7.08 Any runner is out when --

(h) He passes a preceding runner before such runner is out;

So the third baseman could hold the ball indefinitely, standing on the basepath between second and third, and eventually either the runner from first would be declared out (because he has no safe location to go once the batter reaches first) or the batter would be declared out (if the runner from first stayed at first).

That may have been what the third baseman was thinking about, although it doesn't apply until he literally is caught up...

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In baseball, base running is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat.

In general, base running is a tactical part of the game with the goal of eventually reaching home to score a run. The goal of batting is generally to produce base runners, or help move base runners along. Runners on second or third base are considered to be in scoring position since a normal hit, even a single, will often score them. Part of the goal of a runner and a batter is to get the runner into scoring position.

Becoming a runner[edit]

For any base running to occur, a batter must initially become a base runner. This happens when:[1]

The batter-runner[edit]

The term batter-runner is used in official terminology to identify an offensive player from the time he puts a fair ball into play or the third strike is not caught (thereby ceasing to be a batter) until the end of the play he initiated, whether the play results in the player...

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7.01 A runner acquires the right to an unoccupied base when he touches it before he is out. He is then entitled to it until he is put out, or forced to vacate it for another runner legally entitled to that base. If a runner legally acquires title to a base, and the pitcher assumes his pitching position, the runner may not return to a previously occupied base.

7.02 In advancing, a runner shall touch first, second, third and home base in order. If forced to return, he shall retouch all bases in reverse order, unless the ball is dead under any provision of Rule 5.09. In such cases, the runner may go directly to his original base.

7.03 Two runners may not occupy a base, but if, while the ball is alive, two runners are touching a base, the following runner shall be out when tagged. The preceding runner is entitled to the base.

7.04 Each runner, other than the batter, may without liability to be put out, advance one base when-

(a) There is a balk;

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You're free to run, but it's risky

As we mentioned in the Overview, an offensive player scores a run by completing a circuit around the bases, touching them in sequence. He usually proceeds from base to base with the help of his teammates as they take their turns at bat.

Definitions

Batter-runner: The batter must proceed toward first base (or beyond) when he is awarded a base or when he hits a fair-ball. Until the action of proceeding to first base or beyond stops, he is the batter-runner. This is a technical term writers use for clarity: you won't hear it in conversation.

Runner: When the above action pauses, a batter-runner who has not made an out (who is "safe") and who occupies first, second, or third base is called simply a runner.

Basic Principles of Base Running

Bases are islands of safety. If a runner has the right to occupy a certain base and is touching it with any part of his body, he cannot make an out.

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A base on balls (BB), also known as a walk, occurs in baseball when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls, and is then entitled to reach first base without the possibility of being called out. The base on balls is defined in Section 2.00 of baseball's Official Rules,[1] and further detail is given in 6.08(a).[2] It is considered a faux pas for a professional player to walk to first base; the batter-runner and any advancing runners normally jog on such a play, with Pete Rose earning his nickname "Charlie Hustle" due to him running towards first on a walk.[3][4]

The term "base on balls" distinguishes a walk from the other manners in which a batter can be awarded first base without liability to be put out (e.g., hit by pitch, catcher's interference).[5] Though a base on balls, catcher interference, or a batter hit-by-a-pitched-ball (HPB) all result in the batter (and possibly runners on base) being awarded a base,[6] the term "walk" usually refers only to a...

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Scoring and Base-Running

Home Runs

The easiest way to score a run is to hit a home run! If the batter hits the ball out of the park (within the fair territory lines) then he gets to trot around all of the bases and scores a run, and any other base runners also score. However, only 10-15% of hits are home runs, so teams shouldn't rely on the "long ball" to score runs (though some do)!

A home run has to be hit "on the fly" - if the ball bounces out of the park then it's known as a "ground rule double" and the runner is automatically awarded second base (a similar applies if a fan reaches over the fence and grabs a ball, preventing a fielder from playing it - the umpires will award a number of bases according to what they think would have happened without the "fan interference").

One tradition in baseball is that on a home run, the hitter doesn't "show up" the pitcher by celebrating - he simply trots around the bases with no exuberance. If he overdoes any...

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Most Frequently Asked Questions Baseball Rules

Most Frequently Asked Questions - Baseball Rules

After reading my explanation you may want to read the actual rule from the book.

The Pro rules with the casebook (which LL follows) Official Baseball Rules

Table of Contents

BATTER

FAIR/FOUL Ball? (Definition and how to determine) Rule 2.00
FOUL-TIP Rule 2.00
What defines a "CHECK SWING" Rule 2.00 Strike
Batting out of order Rule 6.07
Over-running first base on a walk or hit
Dropped third strike
Switch Hitter Changing Boxes
Throwing the bat during or after a swing
Pitch hits bat without batter swinging

PITCHER

A pitch hits the ground before crossing the plate
Trips to the mound by the manager
Taking signs from rubber

RUNNER

Teammates or coaches touching a base runner after a homerun
What is a FORCE PLAY? How does third out affect scoring?
Runner hit by batted...

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