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Ground Rules

BACKSTOP AREA:
Ball going into camera window in back of home plate: Out of Play.

BULLPEN AREA:

  • Ball lodging on, under or in the bullpen seating area: Out of Play. A ball is deemed to be lodged when it goes in or behind equipment or seating or, in the umpire's judgment, is deemed otherwise unplayable.
  • Ball enters the bullpen seating area and rebounds out of the seating area: In Play.

 

OUTFIELD AREA:

  • Batted ball rolls on right field fence (foul territory): In Play.
  • Batted ball on wall that umpire deems unplayable: Two Bases.
  • Batted ball stays on top of right field bullpen awning: Two Bases.
  • Batted ball bounding off of wire fence above right field bullpen awning on or to the left of the vertical yellow line: In Play.
  • Batted ball bounding off of wire fence above right field bullpen awning to the right of the vertical yellow line: Out of Play.
  • Batted ball landing on green metal on top of right field wall: Home Run.
  • Fair ball strikes rail in center field and rebounds onto playing field: Home Run.
  • Batted ball in flight strikes to the left of vertical line on center field wall: Home Run.
  • Batted ball in flight strikes center field wall right of yellow line and caroms left into stands: Home Run.
  • Batted ball in flight striking the recessed padded railings in LCF and RCF: HOME RUN
  • Bounding batted ball striking the recessed padded railings in LCF and RCF: OUT OF PLAY

 

View Official MLB Ground Rules