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Baseball scoring question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by bigpern23, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Hoping to get some more eyes on this one by posting on Anything goes.

    So with a runner on first, batter lifts a fly ball to the fence. The centerfielder can't haul it in, but it's unclear that he dropped it. Runner never attempts to reach second, so they throw him out at the base.

    Does that go down as a fielder's choice? Or is it a single, 8-6? Seems like the guy deserves the hit.
  2. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    I'd say a force out makes it a fielder's choice.
  3. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    Fielder's Choice, runner is out 8-6
  4. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    FC 8-6, no question.
  5. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    Yep. It sucks for the batter but it is an 8-6 FC.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I figured as much, but as SID says, it sucks for the hitter. He would have had an easy double, possibly a triple had there been nobody on base.
  7. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member


    "Well, first you find a teammate with a hot wife..."
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Yep. Can't give the guy a hit because he didn't advance the runner. Not his fault, but what can you do.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And you can't give the outfielder an error, since they got a putout.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Shit happens. FC.
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