6.07 BATTING OUT OF TURN

a) A batter shall be called out, on appeal, when he fails to bat in his
proper turn, and another batter completes a time at bat in his place. (1) The
proper batter may take his place in the batter's box at any time before the
improper batter becomes a runner or is put out, and any balls and strikes
shall be counted in the proper batter's time at bat. 
     (b) When an improper batter becomes a runner or is put out, and the
defensive team appeals to the umpire before the first pitch to the next batter
of either team, or before any play or attempted play, the umpire shall (1)
declare the proper batter out; and (2) nullify any advance or score made
because of a ball batted by the improper batter or because of the improper
batter's advance to first base on a hit, an error, a base on balls, a hit batter or
otherwise. NOTE: If a runner advances, while the improper batter is at bat, on
a stolen base, balk, wild pitch or passed ball, such advance is legal. 
     (c) When an improper batter becomes a runner or is put out, and a pitch
is made to the next batter of either team before an appeal is made, the
improper batter thereby becomes the proper batter, and the results of his
time at bat become legal. 
     (d) (1) When the proper batter is called out because he has failed to bat
in turn, the next batter shall be the batter whose name follows that of the
proper batter thus called out; (2) When an improper batter becomes a proper
batter because no appeal is made before the next pitch, the next batter shall
be the batter whose name follows that of such legalized improper batter. The
instant an improper batter's actions are legalized, the batting order picks up
with the name following that of the legalized improper batter. The umpire shall
not direct the attention of any person to the presence in the batter's box of an
improper batter. This rule is designed to require constant vigilance by the
players and managers of both teams. There are two fundamentals to keep in
mind: When a player bats out of turn, the proper batter is the player called
out. If an improper batter bats and reaches base or is out and no appeal is
made before a pitch to the next batter, or before any play or attempted play,
that improper batter is considered to have batted in proper turn and
establishes the order that is to follow. 




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