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Saw this happen in an mlb game

fielder has ball in his mitt but tags runner with his barehand without the ball. Safe or out?

Likewise, fielder has ball in throwing hand but tags runner with his empty mitt. What is the call there?

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10 hours ago, Gfoley4 said:

safe, safe

To the OP:  Note that tagging a RUNNER is different from tagging a BASE.  The former requires tagging with the ball or the hand holding the ball; the latter just requires touching the base with the defender's "person."

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56 minutes ago, Guest Adw said:

Saw this happen in an mlb game

fielder has ball in his mitt but tags runner with his barehand without the ball. Safe or out?

Likewise, fielder has ball in throwing hand but tags runner with his empty mitt. What is the call there?

Safe. Similarly, if you have the ball in your glove and you swat a passing runner with your free hand, he’s safe (and probably annoyed).

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57 minutes ago, Guest Adw said:

Saw this happen in an mlb game

fielder has ball in his mitt but tags runner with his barehand without the ball. Safe or out?

Likewise, fielder has ball in throwing hand but tags runner with his empty mitt. What is the call there?

The hand (or glove) that has the ball is the ONLY thing that can tag people out.

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