Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball's Most (In)Famous Rule
Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball's Most (In)Famous Rule, (McFarland & Co. 2018)
Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last revised: 28 Mar 2019
Date Written: December 20, 2018
The Infield Fly Rule is the most famous rule in baseball and perhaps all of sports. It is the most misunderstand rule in baseball and all of sports, which also makes it the most infamous rule. Drawing on legal arguments, interviews with experts, and a study of every infield-fly play in eight Major League seasons, this book tells the complete story of the Rule. The book covers the Rule's history from the 19th century to the modern game, its underlying logic and supporting arguments, recent criticisms and calls for repeal, the controversies and confusion it creates, and its effect on how the game is played.
Keywords: Sports, Baseball, Rules, Procedure
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