Mental Floss

Brain Game: MLB 2009 #4

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Although I was perhaps the worst Little League second baseman to ever take the field, I feel that I know the rules of the sport better than most. I was surprised to learn the following, however. Do you know?

According to the Official Rules of Major League Baseball, what occurs when a fielder attempts to catch a batted ball with his hat or mask (or by tossing his glove at the ball)?

Here is the ANSWER.

THE ANSWER:

The batter who hit the ball is awarded three bases (placed on third base), and any runners that were already on base score a run.

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