25 Or 6 To 4 asked in SportsBaseball · 4 months ago

What happens when you intentionally commit an error to save your pitcher's no-hitter ?

3 Answers

  • David
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    I don't even know how intentionally committing an error could preserve a no-hitter.  But if it were possible, I guarantee the player would be IMMEDIATELY pulled from the game by the manager and benched for several games.

  • 4 months ago

    Its only an error if you could make the play but failed to do so.

    If you can make the play, then why not just make the play and get the out?

    If you can't make the play because of where the ball was hit then its a hit even if you intentionally make the play worse in some way.

    Example: fly ball to the outfield - if the OF can get to it, why not just catch it?

    Ground ball to an infielder - if you can field it and throw to first before the runner gets there then do it for the out. If the runner is going to beat the throw anyway then bobbling the ball or throwing it away won't nullify the hit - the batter will get a hit for reaching 1st base and you'll be charged with an error for the batter advancing additional bases if you threw it away or something.

    Bottom line is there's really nothing the fielders can do after a ball is hit to nullify a base hit other than make a spectacular play to turn it into an out

  • 4 months ago


    Of course, that's not really possible.  If you can get to the ball in time to intentionally make an error, why wouldn't you just catch it?

    If the runner is going to be safe anyway, then you intentionally throwing it away doesn't matter, he's still given a hit.

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