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MUST SLIDE RULE MYTH
There is no "must slide" rule. When the fielder has the ball in his possession, the runner has two choices; slide OR attempt to get around the fielder. He may NOT deliberately or maliciously contact the fielder, but he is NOT required to slide.
If the fielder does not have possession but, is in the act of fielding, and contact is made, it is a no-call unless the contact was intentional and malicious.

Rule: 7.08(a, 3) this rule does not apply to professionals.

Submitted by: Jim Booth


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