Sample taken from Chapter 4 - Vague Rules
|Problem 59||Batting out of order situation; the “proper” batter cannot come to bat because he is on base, so his slot is skipped. Is this “skip” permanent, or must the player who is a runner come up to bat in the proper order if his status changes?|
Relevant/Related Official Rule(s): 6.07 Approved Ruling
PBUC and MLB: nothing.
Placement/Treatment in Jaksa/Roder: Chapter 9, Section I:
A batter who fails to bat in sequence is an improper batter. Exception: If a batting slot comes due and the player in that slot is on base, his slot is skipped. The following batter, even though he is batting out of sequence, automatically becomes proper. The new proper batter’s status cannot change during that at bat, e.g., the “skipped” player is put out, scores, or the half-inning ends.
Comments/Further Information: Jaksa/Roder has chosen the simplest solution: once a player’s slot is skipped, the skip is permanent and does not change if the skipped player’s status changes.
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