THE LEGAL BATTING POSITION

6.03 The batter's legal position shall be with both feet within the batter's box. 
APPROVED RULING: The lines defining the box are within the batter's box. 

6.04 A batter has legally completed his time at bat when he is put out or
becomes a runner. 

MAKING OUT
6.05 A batter is out when_ 
(a) His fair or foul fly ball (other than a foul tip) is legally caught by a
fielder; 
(b) A third strike is legally caught by the catcher; "Legally caught"
means in the catcher's glove before the ball touches the ground. It is not
legal if the ball lodges in his clothing or paraphernalia; or if it touches the
umpire and is caught by the catcher on the rebound. If a foul tip first strikes
the catcher's glove and then goes on through and is caught by both hands
against his body or protector, before the ball touches the ground, it is a
strike, and if third strike, batter is out. If smothered against his body or
protector, it is a catch provided the ball struck the catcher's glove or hand
first. 
(c) A third strike is not caught by the catcher when first base is
  occupied before two are out; 
(d) He bunts foul on third strike; 
(e) An Infield Fly is declared; 
(f) He attempts to hit a third strike and the ball touches him; 
(g) His fair ball touches him before touching a fielder; 
(h) After hitting or bunting a fair ball, his bat hits the ball a second time
in fair territory. The ball is dead and no runners may advance. If the batter
runner drops his bat and the ball rolls against the bat in fair territory and, in
the umpire's judgment, there was no intention to interfere with the course of
the ball, the ball is alive and in play; If a bat breaks and part of it is in fair
territory and is hit by a batted ball or part of it hits a runner or fielder, play
shall continue and no interference called. If batted ball hits part of broken bat
in foul territory, it is a foul ball. If a whole bat is thrown into fair territory and
interferes with a defensive player attempting to make a play, interference
shall be called, whether intentional or not. In cases where the batting helmet
is accidently hit with a batted or thrown ball, the ball remains in play the
same as if it has not hit the helmet. If a batted ball strikes a batting helmet or
any other object foreign to the natural ground while on foul territory, it is a foul
ball and the ball is dead. If, in the umpire's judgment, there is intent on the
part of a baserunner to interfere with a batted or thrown ball by dropping the
helmet or throwing it at the ball, then the runner would be out, the ball dead
and runners would return to last base legally touched. 
(i) After hitting or bunting a foul ball, he intentionally deflects the course
of the ball in any manner while running to first base. The ball is dead and no
runners may advance; 
(j) After a third strike or after he hits a fair ball, he or first base is tagged
before he touches first base; 
(k) In running the last half of the distance from home base to first base,
while the ball is being fielded to first base, he runs outside (to the right of) the
three foot line, or inside (to the left of) the foul line, and in the umpire's
judgment in so doing interferes with the fielder taking the throw at first base;
except that he may run outside (to the right of) the three foot line or inside (to
the left of) the foul line to avoid a fielder attempting to field a batted ball; 
(l) An infielder intentionally drops a fair fly ball or line drive, with first, first
and second, first and third, or first, second and third base occupied before
two are out. The ball is dead and runner or runners shall return to their
original base or bases; 
APPROVED RULING: In this situation, the batter is not out if the infielder
permits the ball to drop untouched to the ground, except when the Infield Fly
rule applies. 
(m)A preceding runner shall, in the umpire's judgment, intentionally
interfere with a fielder who is attempting to catch a thrown ball or to throw a
ball in an attempt to complete any play: The objective of this rule is to
penalize the offensive team for deliberate, unwarranted, unsportsmanlike
action by the runner in leaving the baseline for the obvious purpose of
crashing the pivot man on a double play, rather than trying to reach the base.
Obviously this is an umpire's judgment play. 
(n) With two out, a runner on third base, and two strikes on the batter,
the runner attempts to steal home base on a legal pitch and the ball touches
the runner in the batter's strike zone. The umpire shall call "Strike Three," the
batter is out and the run shall not count; before two are out, the umpire shall
call "Strike Three," the ball is dead, and the run counts. 

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