The Campaign For DA

5.04.2017

The Rare Baseball Trick Play




What's the rule on this? I think it has something to do with the pitcher.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pitcher can walk up on the mound, but cannot touch the pitching rubber. Once the pitcher touches pitching rubber, the hidden ball play is dead.

Anonymous said...

Hidden ball trick fun, but not exactly rare.

DF - Billy Martin

Anonymous said...

The pitcher was on the dirt.....that is a balk. He can't be on the dirt at all in this situation. I don't think the umps saw that.

Anonymous said...

1:55
you need to look up the rules. As long as the pitcher doesn't touch the pitching rubber and the runner doesn't call time the play is still LIVE!

Triple Fake... said...

It doesn't mention the mound (or dirt), only the rubber:
If, during an attempt to execute the "hidden ball trick" (where the defensive team deceives the runner(s) as to the ball's location while the play is live), the pitcher stands on the rubber prior to the fielder revealing the ball and applying the tag, the runner is not out. Instead, it is a balk, with all runners on base being awarded their next base.

Anonymous said...

1:55

A balk can only result in actions taken by the pitcher, after, they have toed the rubber.

Double Fake Vida Blue

Anonymous said...

Ha, somebody said, "rubber...".