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batter/runner missed first

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by Stan » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:41 pm

batter/runner running to first, missed the bag. he ran about 20 ft past the bag, and turned to come back. 1st baseman fielded the throw offline, came back and tagged the base before the batter/runner got back. Is the batter/runner out on a force or does he need to be tagged out?
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by JimThompson » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:03 am

All the first baseman has to do is tag the bag.
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by VTHokieUmp » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:59 pm

It's a missed base appeal play so the fielder's action must be a clear appeal and not just an accidental touching of the base.
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