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Table 5: Changes to Rule 5




Table 5. Changes to Rule 5 (Putting the Ball in Play)
DATE RULE CHANGE Rule
1881 The base runner may no longer be put out when he is returning to his base on a foul ball. 5.09
1920 A ball that hits an umpire is in play. 5.08

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JCBA Vol. 20. Rule 5 Changes
URL: http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/jcba20_rule5.html
Published: December 15, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by the Cosmic Baseball Association
email: editor@cosmicbaseball.com

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