Scoring a failed rundown

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dvb91377
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Scoring a failed rundown

Post by dvb91377 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:07 am

I see this fairly often.

Pitcher throws to first after runner has left the bag. 1st baseman throws to 2nd but runner beats the throw from 1st.

How is it scored?

I have seen a steal defined as a runner advancing on a pitch to the plate that is not put in play by the batter. In this case there was no pitch.

It's not defensive indifference, clearly they tried to get them out.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Scoring a failed rundown

Post by FTMSupport » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:39 am

It is a stolen base.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/of ... rer_10.jsp

10.07 Stolen Bases And Caught Stealing
The official scorer shall credit a stolen base to a runner whenever the runner advances one base unaided by a hit, a putout, an error, a force-out, a fielder's choice, a passed ball, a wild pitch or a balk, subject to the following:
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(c) When a runner, attempting to steal, or after being picked off base, evades being put out in a run-down play and advances to the next base without the aid of an error, the official scorer shall credit the runner with a stolen base. If another runner also advances on the play, the official scorer shall credit both runners with stolen bases. If a runner advances while another runner, attempting to steal, evades being put out in a run-down play and returns safely, without the aid of an error, to the base he originally occupied, the official scorer shall credit a stolen base to the runner who advances.
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Camerabry
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Re: Scoring a failed rundown

Post by Camerabry » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:39 am

It's just a stolen base. Click the runner, hit second and stolen base. Done.
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Re: Scoring a failed rundown

Post by danmcc » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:46 am

As others commented it is a stolen base but if your concern is to document the actual failed rundown then you can add a note to the play.
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