Foul in baseball
A foul ball in baseball is one of the basic rules that govern the game. A foul occurs when a batter (pitcher) is thrown past the batter (batter) and the batter fails to hit the ball with the baseball bat. A foul ball can occur for a variety of reasons:
- Past the strike zone: If the throw goes outside the batter’s strike zone and the batter does not attempt to hit the ball, the umpire will declare a foul ball.
- Hit more than 2 times: If the batter hits the ball and the ball bounces off the bat and hits the batter a second time before the defenders have had time to control the situation, this is also considered a foul.
- Goalkeeper Interference: Sometimes the goalkeeper (catcher) may be hit by a batter as he tries to hit the ball and the umpire will call a foul.
- The ball is not in the throwing area: If the throw is not in the centre of the throwing area, the umpire may call a foul.
When the foul is called, play stops and the players return to their positions. In some cases, if the throwing score is more than 2 fouls, it may result in the batter being ejected from the current offensive turn.
Fouls are a common occurrence in baseball and their frequency can vary depending on the level of competition and the quality of throws and at-bats.