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Strike 'em Out!

Here's another "Questions with Dado".  Right now I'm on the baseball train because that takes up a lot of my brain (and my dad and I talk a lot of baseball). 

So maybe the questions will change in November...when baseball's over for the year.

Date: September 3, 2015

Question: 

how do you score a 3rd strike when they run (and are out) at first?  and why do they run to first?

Answer:

If the catcher doesn't catch the ball on a third strike, the runner can try and get to first before he is thrown out - doesn't happen very often.    If they don't beat the throw to first, I don't think the scoring is any different.  If they do, I think its an error or passed ball.  I never thought about it before, but the other day, I heard something that made me wonder if the pitcher still got credit for a strikeout even though no out was made. 

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