Definitions for fair ball
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a batted baseball that lands, rolls, or is caught within the foul lines or legal area of play.
Origin of fair ball:
(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
A ball which has been hit between the first base and third base lines
In baseball, a fair ball is a batted ball that entitles the batter to attempt to reach first base. In order for a batted ball to be fair, it must be hit in such a way that it: ⁕settles on fair ground between home and first base, or between home and third base; or ⁕is on or over fair territory when bounding past first or third base; or ⁕touches first, second, or third base; or ⁕touches the person of an umpire or player while the ball is on or over fair territory; or ⁕passes out of the playing field in flight while over fair territory, or touches any part of the foul pole, including any attached screen, while in flight; or ⁕strikes any object for which the specific ballpark's ground rules specify that a batted ball striking that object is a fair ball Fair territory or fair ground is defined as the area of the playing field between the two foul lines, and includes the foul lines themselves and the foul poles. On a fair ball, the batter attempts to reach first base or any subsequent base, runners attempt to advance and fielders try to record outs. A fair ball is considered a live ball until the ball becomes dead by leaving the field or any other method.
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