fair ball

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(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field

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Every ball caught on the bound--unless the strike be a fair ball caught in the field--puts a player out just the same in the fly game as in the bound.
Two recent books--one, Fair Ball, by well-known sportscaster Bob Costas; the other, Stadium Games, by Jay Weiner, a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune--give their individual views of what's wrong with baseball and what can be done to fix it.
Any muffin batsman can hit a fair ball to the out-field, but it takes considerable judgment, a quick eye, plenty of nerve and skillful batting to make first-base by a well hit fair-foul ball.
As previously mentioned, he can throw the fast ball outside to the right-hand hitter, which the hitter will take, thinking it is a ball, only to have the ball run to the corner for a strike; or he can throw the pitch on the inside corner, so that the batter will begin his swing, only to have the ball run in on his hands and produce a foul ball or a weakly hit fair ball.
05(h) that states, "A batter is out when after hitting or bunting a fair ball, his bat hits the ball a second time in fair territory.
One thing is certain - in 2012, that would have been a fair ball.
Replays showed the ball appeared to be foul, though it was close, but the Dodgers maintained it was a fair ball.
During an appearance on the Charlie Rose Show on PBS to promote the hardcover release of Fair Ball, Costas remarked that there are more owners than ever in a fighting mood.
05(c), each runner including the batter-runner may, without liability to be put out, advance three bases if a fielder deliberately throws his glove at and touches a fair ball.
05 (e) that constitutes base hits - ``When a fair ball that has not been touched by a fielder touches a runner or an umpire'' - Kroeger's hit was ruled a single.
If it did, it would have been a fair ball and Cruz would have been out.
Third-base umpire Phil Cuzzi initially threw up both arms as if to call "foul," then pointed vigorously into the field to signal a fair ball.
Teixeira didn't hit a fair ball all game, walking five times and fanning once.
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