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FIRST BASEMAN'S FOOT IN FOUL GROUND RULE
The rule states that all fielders must be on fair territory. However, the N.A.P.B.L. Umpire Manual states regarding the first baseman:
"Do not insist on the first baseman playing with both feet in fair territory unless the offensive team protests. If they do, you must enforce the rule as written, but make sure it is enforced for both teams."

It is not a balk if the first baseman has one foot on foul territory. If both feet are on foul ground, nullify any play that occurs.

Submitted by: Jim Booth


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