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Batter Rules
REFERENCES
Batter Batter Interference Reference - Jim Booth
Umpire's reference covering when the batter may be called for interference


RULES
Batter Batting out of Order Rule - Carl Childress
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Batter Check Swing Rule - Jim Booth
What defines a Check Swing? - Rule 2.00 Strike


Batter Fair or Foul Ball Rule - Jim Booth
How do you determine a fair ball from a foul ball? - Rule 2.00


Batter Over-Running First Base Rule - Jim Booth
What happens when a batter-runner overruns first base on a walk or hit?


Batter Pitch Hits the Bat with No Swing Rule - Jim Booth
What happens if a batter hits a pitch without swinging?


Batter Switch Hitter Changing Boxes Rule - Jim Booth
When is a batter allowed to switch boxes?


Batter Throwing the Bat Rule - Jim Booth
What happens if a batter throws the bat during or after a swing?


RULE MYTHS
Batter Batter Box Interference Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The batter cannot be called out for interference if he is in the batter's box.


Batter Breaking Wrists Rule Myth - Jim Booth
If the batter breaks his wrists when swinging, it's a strike.


Batter Bunting Strike Rule Myth - Jim Booth
If the batter does not pull the bat out of the strike zone while bunting, it's an automatic strike.


Batter Dropped Third Strike Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The batter is out if he starts for the dugout before going to first after a dropped third strike.


Batter Foot Touches Plate Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The batter is out if his foot touches the plate.


Batter Foul-Tip Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The ball is dead on a foul-tip.


Batter Hands Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The hands are considered part of the bat.


Batter Hit Plate Rule Myth - Jim Booth
If a batted ball hits the plate first it's a foul ball.


Batter Out of Order Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The batter who batted out of order is the person declared out.


Batter Overrun First Base Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The batter may not overrun first base when he gets a base-on-balls.


Batter Running Lane Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The batter-runner is always out if he runs outside the running lane after a bunted ball.


Batter Second Bat Hit Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The batter is out if a bunted ball hits the ground and bounces back up and hits the bat.


Batter Switch Box Rule Myth - Jim Booth
The batter may not switch batter's boxes after two strikes.



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