How come sometimes after the third strike people keep yelling "run run run"? : LUSENET : Shelby Bees : One Thread

Sometimes when a batter strikes out everybody screams RUN! But sometimes the batter just has to go and sit down because she's out. How come sometimes she gets to run to first base?

-- stitch (, June 17, 1999


If the catcher dropped the ball on the third strike, then the batter can try to run to first base. You'll note that when everybody screams RUN! the catcher throws the ball to first base.

-- Roger (, June 19, 1999.

She can run to first base if its unoccupied or if there are two outs.

-- Mike O'Hearn (, June 24, 1999.

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