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Umpire Article

Volume 4, No. 2  

 February  2009


Stump the Umpire: Q & A
By Little League International Operations Staff

MYTH No. 4 “He/she gets one plus one on an overthrow,” or “He/she gets the one he/she is going to plus one.”

Awards of bases can be 1, 2 or 3 bases depending on the circumstances. The award can be based on where the runners are physically standing, or in MOST cases, from where they are at the time of the pitch. It makes no difference in which direction he/she is running. If a runner is being chased back toward first base from second and the ball is thrown out-of-play, he/she is awarded THIRD BASE. Two bases closer to home, from where he/she stood at the time the throw was RELEASED. See Rule 7.05(g).


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