MLB.jpgEach of this week's Brain Games will involve the sport of Major League Baseball. We'll do our best to keep it on the "casual fan" level so that most of you can participate; good luck!

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