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Baseball Hits: Fair or Foul?

Author's Note

Add me to the list of those who say hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sport. Sadly, I just. Can't. Do it. I'm not talking about laying a bat on one of Stephen Strasburg's 98 mile an hour fastballs, a Mo Rivera cutter or whatever that knuckle-y thing that R.J. Dickey throws. I'm talking about a nice, fat melon looping out of a machine at a cool 60 m.p.h. And that's just putting the bat on the ball. Hitting it into fair territory? Let's just say I like to color outside the lines.

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Sources

  • Booth, Jim. "Fair and Foul Balls." Jim's Rules of Baseball Answered. Sept. 10, 2011. (Aug. 10, 2011). http://baseball-rules.com/fairfoul.htm
  • Major League Baseball. "Official Rules: Definition of Terms." (Aug. 10, 2012). http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/definition_terms_2.jsp

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