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Postby Doughhead » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:02 pm

Why does a fly ball out that scores a run count as a sacrifice, but a ground ball that scores a run counts as an at bat?

Just one of baseball's many quirks or this there a legitimate reason for the difference?
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Re: A Question About Sacrifices...

Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:09 pm

Doughhead wrote:Why does a fly ball out that scores a run count as a sacrifice, but a ground ball that scores a run counts as an at bat?

Just one of baseball's many quirks or this there a legitimate reason for the difference?



Because players are allowed to/required to tag up after a catch. They are not after a ground out. By hitting a fly ball it is assumed the hitter is trying to hit a ball in the air deep enough for the runner to tag up and score. When you hit a ground ball, no assumption is made that the hitter is trying to do anything but hit the ball.
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Postby Doughhead » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:12 pm

Hmm, I never thought of it that way. Thanks for the insight. ;-D
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