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)

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-01

Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last revised: 28 Mar 2019

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Howard Wasserman

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: December 20, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wasserman, Howard, Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball's Most (In)Famous Rule (December 20, 2018). Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball's Most (In)Famous Rule, (McFarland & Co. 2018); Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3304678

Howard Wasserman (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )

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Miami, FL 33199
United States
305-348-7482 (Phone)

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