A baserunner is tagged out (they are touched by the ball, held in an opponent's hand, while not on a base); a baserunner is forced out (they hit the ball and it is caught before landing); a batter flies out (they hit the ball and it is caught before landing); a baserunner is forced out (they hit the ball and it is caught before landing); a baserunner is forced out they are touched by the ball, held in an opponent's hand, while not on (an opponent with the ball reaches the base the runner is forced to advance to before the runner does).
These are the only ways for a batter to be removed from the game. A batter who is removed from the game cannot later come back into the game as there is now a dead ball. If a batter is unable to continue because of injury, then the player who hits after the injured player is replaced in order to keep the clock running. This replacement player is not required to touch any part of the ball with his or her bat and therefore does not become eligible to bat again until the next time the ball is rolled around the diamond.
In addition, if a player is dismissed for some reason other than injury, they may be replaced during any subsequent play at which time the replacement will become eligible to bat. For example, if a player is ejected for fighting outside the park, he or she would not be allowed to return until another player was able to take their place on the field.
Finally, if a player is ejected for some reason other than violence, they may be permitted to re-enter the game at a later time.
Methods of making out
A hitter must move to first base after hitting the ball. The defense may force her out by tossing the fielded ball to first base before the runner gets there. Other base runners must also advance if they are pushed to do so by a base runner behind them. A player can be put out by an illegal pitch. When this happens, the umpire signals for the batter-runner on second base to return to that position.
An automatic out is issued when the catcher allows the ball to hit his mitt or body part. This includes any attempt at a throw from the outfield. If the catcher does not have possession of the ball when this occurs, the batter is awarded first base as it is considered interference by the catcher.
At any time during a play, the defensive team can ask the umpire for a review of an official call. The rule allows the coach or manager to request a review of an umpiring decision. This can be done by saying "Your call," followed by the reason why they think the call was incorrect. The umpire will then signal to the other team whether or not they will take advantage of the opportunity. If they refuse, then the original call stands. It is important to note that coaches/managers can only ask for reviews of calls; they cannot change outcomes such as when a batter reaches base or falls out.
When a batter intentionally drops or tosses their bat, he or she is out. The hitter hits or misses the ball, and their foot crosses the front or back line of the batting square. A batter runs between the posts (unless obstructed).
Why is it important for batters to keep their eye on the ball? Because if they do not, they will be out. It is as simple as that! Bats are very dangerous objects to have around the house. If a child gets a hold of it they could seriously injure themselves. So it is important that they keep their eye on the ball at all times while it is in play.
How far forward should a batter stand when hitting? At least partway between the pitcher's box and the catcher's box. When a batter stands too close to the plate they risk being hit by a pitch. When they stand too far away, they can't see the ball well enough to make an effective swing.
Do pitchers use their elbows when throwing? No. Throwing arms stay straight until the moment of release, when the arm makes a complete circle. From initial contact with the ball, the elbow remains still.
What is an umpire's most important job? To make sure that the rules of baseball are followed during a game.
An out happens in baseball when the umpire rules a hitter or baserunner out. When a hitter or runner is out, he or she returns to the dugout until their next at-bat. To signify a called strikeout, home plate umpires frequently make a "punch-out" action. This involves punching the air with one hand while pointing to the strike zone with the other.
An out can also happen when the batter reaches base safely. In this case, the batter will usually take his place in the batting order for the next player. If the out was caused by a double play, then the players involved in it will return to their positions before the next player comes to the plate.
In addition to the eight regular batters, there are two pitchers on each team. Each pitcher is responsible for throwing between 60 and 70 pitches per game. A pitch is counted as thrown when it leaves the pitcher's hand regardless of how many balls or strikes it is recorded as. A catcher typically receives the ball from the pitcher and has the right to refuse any pitch; if he does not, then that pitch is deemed legal.
Once the batter stops running, the play is dead and no further action should be taken.
Fourth out in a hurry. With two outs, there are runners at first and third. On the pitch, the runners are attempting to steal. The hitter hits a grounder to the shortstop. The runner from third base advances to home, and the shortstop tags the runner who has reached second base (third out). After that, the shortstop throws to first base,...
...who kicks off to second base because there is no rule that says you have to be on deck to start an inning. Second base takes over for the pitcher, and the batter gets another chance to hit.
Here's where it gets tricky: if the ball is in the infield when the fourth out is made, the ump should wait until the ball is in play before declaring the game over. So even though there are only three men left on the field, the player at first base has one more opportunity to beat the throw to the plate.
This scenario arises very often in close games when someone comes into the mix with two strikes on him. If the coach wants to use his best reliever for maximum effectiveness, he might want to save him for later in the game when there are more chances to get him out of trouble.
The bottom line is that a fourth out means that the game is over but not necessarily decided. There are some things that can happen after the fourth out before the end of the fifth.