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What's the call? On a pass ball the batter steps out of the box because his runner at third is coming home. The catchers throw is off because the batter is in the way and he wanted to avoid hitting him. When is this interfere? 

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If the batter hinders or impedes the catcher in making a play at the plate (and it sounds like he did here), then he would be out if there are two out.  If there are less than two out, the runner would be out.  You don't actually have to have contact for there to be interference.  The batter just has to get in the catcher's way of making a play at home.

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9 hours ago, TDEast said:

What's the call? On a pass ball the batter steps out of the box because his runner at third is coming home. The catchers throw is off because the batter is in the way and he wanted to avoid hitting him. When is this interfere? 

Almost always.  The (rare) exception would be when BR does not have an opportunity to move out of the way.  Having an opportunity to move and not taking it, or attempting to move, but going "the wrong way" is interference.

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