Basic Baseball Quiz – Baseball 101 Basic Baseball Quiz Baseball 101 Quiz Name* First Last Team*8u9u10u11u12u13u14u15u16u17uCoachParent1. OK, there are 2 outs and a runner on third base. The batter hits a ground ball and is thrown out at first. On the play, the runner at third comes home. -- Does the run count?*Only if the runner scored before the batter was thrown out.Only if the bases were loaded.Yes.No.2. Which of the following scenarios might allow a batter to safely reach first base without hitting the ball?*The umpire calls "time out," but the pitcher pitches anyway.The batter strikes out, but the catcher drops the last pitch of the at-bat.The pitcher throws three balls. The batter does not swing at any of them.A pitch that would otherwise be called a strike beans the batter.3. It is the bottom of the last inning of a tie game, and there is a runner on third base. A fly ball is hit high in the air straight to the center fielder. -- What does the runner on third do?*Run home to score the winning run.Run half way home, see if the ball is caught, then score if it's dropped.It depends on the number of outs.Wait to see if the ball is caught.4. Some players can bat equally well right-handed and left-handed. As they step up to the plate, what most often determines with which hand they will choose to bat?*Whether the pitcher is right or left-handedWhere the base runners are standingWhere the fielders are positionedHow tired the pitcher is5. When are base runners allowed to steal bases?*Only after the ball crosses home plateOnly when the pitcher is deliveringOnly after the ball leaves the pitcher's handWhenever they want6. A fly ball is hit to deep left field. It clears the outfield fence, but bounces off the foul pole and back onto the field. What is the ruling?*The ball is still in play.It depends on what part of the foul pole it hits.Foul ballHome run7. Even if they have been told to bunt during their at-bat, players seldom attempt to bunt after two strikes have been called. Why is this?*The pitcher is often expecting a bunt in this situation.If they bunt with two strikes on them, they will be called out.If they accidentally bunt the ball high into the air, it might be caught.If they bunt the ball foul, the umpire will call them out.8. If there are runners on first and second base and less than two outs, any fly ball hit to the infield is automatically ruled as an out. Why is this?*To speed up the gameTo give the runners on base a chance to advanceTo penalize the batter for a poor hitTo a prevent a double play9. Given the geometry of a baseball diamond and the direction in which the players run the bases, which outfielder(s) would you expect to have the strongest throwing arm(s)?*The left fielderThe right fielderBoth the left fielder and the right fielderThe center fielder10. Alright, bottom of the ninth inning, one out, runners on 1st and 3rd base. Your team is in the field. YOU MUST END THE INNING DURING THIS AT-BAT. -- A hard ground ball is hit straight to you at shortstop; You field it cleanly. What do you do?*Throw the ball to the catcher.Throw the ball to the first baseman.Throw the ball to the second baseman.Throw the ball the third baseman.