Answer: During live ball, runner who misses home and desires to return must do so immediately. In above play, defense properly appealed and runner would be called out. If runner tried to return immediately, defense would have to tag out base runner. (BB – Rule 8, Sec. 2, Art. 5; SB – Rule 8-6-9)
Question: Runner on first base; batter hits foul fly ball, which is uncaught by right fielder. Runner had touched second base prior to foul ball becoming uncaught. Must runner retouch second upon return to first?
Answer: Runners are not required to retouch intervening bases due to uncaught foul ball (dead). Umpire will not make ball live until runners return to appropriate bases. (BB – Rule 8, Sec. 2, Art. 2; SB – Rule 8-3-2, exception)