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TEXSAN_1
09-15-2006, 10:47 PM
If a ball hits the foul pole and goes foul...is it a home run anyway?

EvanAparra
09-16-2006, 05:35 PM
If a ball hits the foul pole and goes foul...is it a home run anyway?

If it hits the foul pole and is never found again it is a home run. As long as it hits any part of the pole its a goner.

09-16-2006, 05:51 PM
Here's something, what if it hits the flag pole in centre field at Minute Maid Park and goes foul?

EvanAparra
09-16-2006, 05:56 PM
Here's something, what if it hits the flag pole in centre field at Minute Maid Park and goes foul?

Then that would be the biggest bounce in the history of the world.

09-16-2006, 06:00 PM
Then that would be the biggest bounce in the history of the world.
Flubber! Duh!:laugh

Behrendj
09-16-2006, 06:49 PM
:) Ball is it down the foul line and it hits the foul pole is it a home run? Yes the fouls poles are an extenstion of the foul lines.

Behrendj
09-16-2006, 06:52 PM
Here's something, what if it hits the flag pole in centre field at Minute Maid Park and goes foul? Then that would be a home run dead center field and the ball becomes dead. New ball put in to play after the runner touchs all bases safetly. Good job

Utility07
09-17-2006, 11:57 PM
Correct me if I am incorrect, but the flagpole is in fair territory, inside the fence, which would make it part of the field, just like an infield lip.

If it is inside the fence, a ball hitting this, then landing in foul territory would just be one looooong strike.

EvanAparra
09-18-2006, 12:16 AM
Correct me if I am incorrect, but the flagpole is in fair territory, inside the fence, which would make it part of the field, just like an infield lip.

If it is inside the fence, a ball hitting this, then landing in foul territory would just be one looooong strike.

I wouldnt think so.

PopTop
09-18-2006, 12:55 PM
Correct me if I am incorrect, but the flagpole is in fair territory, inside the fence, which would make it part of the field, just like an infield lip.

If it is inside the fence, a ball hitting this, then landing in foul territory would just be one looooong strike.Pretty weird to even think about it hitting that pole and ricocheting into foul territory. But I guess it could happen.

I think it would be some ground rule hit of some sort, likely left to the judgment of the umpires. If it hits that flag pole and is then caught, it is NOT an out and the ball remains live and in play. It's the same as if it hit the wall first.