How to Catch a Baseball : How to Tag Out a Runner in Baseball


Hi, I’m Bill Rogan along with Andy Cornell,
and on behalf of Expert Village — right now we’re going to talk about tagging out runners.
Use your imagination. This glove here is second base. Andy, my trusty sidekick, forgot to
bring the bases, so we’ll just use our imagination a little bit. It is important when you tag
out a runner — ball comes in — put the glove down right before the base, let the runner
slide in and tag himself out. Too often you see guys catch the ball and then go try to
tag the runner, and a fancy slide, he misses the tag and the guy’s safe. The runner has
to get to the bag. Put the glove right in front of the bag, let him slide into it, tag
himself out. Now, an important thing — I learned this painful lesson when I was 15
years old — you get the throw, get the tag down, get your arm out of there. Don’t keep
your hand there forever. I got spiked here one time — blood was spurting out of my veins,
it was an ugly situation in Princeton, New Jersey. So get the throw, get it down, get
out.

9 thoughts on “How to Catch a Baseball : How to Tag Out a Runner in Baseball

  1. in 1820 a man named fredrick osloft one day he was working in his lab until a ghost came by and killed him the next morning fredrick was nowhere to be seen 100 years later two boys went in the lab as a dare the boys where never seen again where aparently murdered now that u have read this comment tonight when u go to sleep the two boys and fredrick will come and murder you but you can stop this by posting this comment on 5 other videos by midnight im sorry i relly hate these things :

  2. in 1820 a man named fredrick osloft one day he was working in his lab until a ghost came by and killed him the next morning fredrick was nowhere to be seen 100 years later two boys went in the lab as a dare the boys where never seen again where aparently murdered now that u have read this comment tonight when u go to sleep the two boys and fredrick will come and murder you but you can stop this by posting this comment on 5 other videos by midnight im sorry i relly hate these things

  3. Also you want to get your hand out of the way incase the runner tries to spike the ball out of your glove to stay safe. And not getting spiked is a pretty good reason too xD

  4. if its a force play, yes. A force play is when a runner must run from his base because someone is coming to his base and the batter is a runner. other than that, a tag out, a fly out, or a strikeout are the most common ways to record putouts.

  5. if he tries to spike you the runner woud be called out for interference and the guy who he smacked would get the putout.

  6. I was just gonna type you are gonna get spiked, then you mentioned it. Almost got a broken wrist from guy landing on wrist.

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