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Interpreters Corner - Pre-Season Exam
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2019 MBUA REFRESHER EXAM

 

 

1. What are the Batter’s Rights to/in the Batter’s Box and if/when do they end? ___________________________________________________________________

 

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2. If a balk is a delayed dead ball, at what point, if any, does the ball become dead? ____________________________________________________________________

 

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3.During a non pitch Intentional Walk, under what circumstances is the managers request granted? _____________________________________________________________________

 

4. Is time out during a non pitch Intentional Walk, at what point and if time is out, when is play resumed? _____________________________________________________________________

 

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5. Does a runner, who has been obstructed, still have an obligation to touch the base or be in jeopardy of an appeal?

    YES NO

 

6. During my career, I have heard a number of statements regarding baseball rules: “the hands are part of the bat”

    TRUE FALSE

 

7, When awarding bases: “is the base your going to plus one”

    TRUE FALSE

 

8. Regarding appeals: “one appeal per base per man” TRUE FALSE

 

9. Is it sometimes impossible to grant a runner the proper number of bases?  

    YES NO IF NO can you site an example: _____________________________________________________________________

 

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10. A runner on first and a 1-1 count on the batter. On the next pitch, the batter checks his swing and the plate umpire rules it a ball, the catcher now attempts to pick the runner off first. Can the defense still ask for help on the check swing or does the play at first nullify the request?

 

STILL CAN ASK REQUEST NULLIFIED

 

11. Please describe the overriding principle of “offensive interference”? _______________________________________________________________________

 

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12. What are the two musts in establishing a “legal catch”?

 

(1)____________________________________________________________________

 

(2)____________________________________________________________________

 

13. What is the proper position of both umpires during the ground rules? _______________________________________________________________________

 

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14. What is the proper position of both umpires between innings? ________________________________________________________________________

 

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15. A “legally caught” foul tip is signaled by the umpire by doing what? ________________________________________________________________________

 

16. To have a “force play”, what MUST have occurred? ________________________________________________________________________

 

17.,18.,19. Name the three option plays in baseball.

 

17._______________________________________________________________________

 

18._______________________________________________________________________

 

19._______________________________________________________________________

 

20. Describe what is known as the “David Price” rule:

 

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