Can a batter run hit a double by running across the diamond from home plate directly to 2nd base without going to 1st at all?
- TedExLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
A batter who becomes a runner must touch all bases in order. In your example, the batter would be out for failing to touch first base
- 1 year ago
Yes he can run straight to 2nd base without touching 1st. However he must say Please! and Thank You. Good manners are a must in baseball!
- GregLv 61 year ago
No, first base has to be touched first or else the runner will get called out.
- Anonymous1 year ago
There's been games where outs were recorded because runners failed to touch bases when they were running the base paths. There is a 'ground rule double' where a player hits the ball and it hits the back wall of the stadium w/o going out of the park. It's pretty much accepted that the batter will advance to 2nd base. However, he still must touch 1st on his way, and if he's too slow getting to 2nd, the defensive team can still throw him out.
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- KathyLv 71 year ago
No, they must go to first base first.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 71 year ago
No., The bases must be touched in order.
- Jake No ChatLv 71 year ago
No, that cannot be done, one has to run within the baselines.