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Runner Interference to avoid double play clarification


chowyo123
I've had a question for a while about how it would be ruled if there was a runner on first base and the batter (lets say Estrada, since he was beyond slow) hit what looked to be an easy double-play ball, and the runner on first purposely kicked the ball away to avoid the batter from being out as well. I know the man on first would be called out for interference, but what about the batter? Would the double-play be avoided?
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The most common incidence of interference is when a member of the offensive team physically hinders the defensive team, decreasing their chances to make an out or increasing the chance that a baserunner will advance. Whenever this offensive interference occurs, the ball becomes dead. If the interference was committed by a batter or a baserunner, that player is called out and all other runners must return to the bases they occupied at the time of the interference. If interference is committed by a runner with the obvious intent of preventing a double play, the batter-runner will be called out in addition to the runner who committed the interference. If interference is committed by the batter-runner before he reaches first base with the possible intent of preventing a double play, the runner closest to scoring is called out in addition to the batter-runner. If interference is committed by a retired runner or by some other member of the offensive team, the runner who is most likely to have been put out will be called out.

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