1) A fly ball
is hit to the outfield where both the right fielder and center fielder can catch it. Neither
player should call for the
ball until they decide who should take it.
TRUE * FALSE - If both fielders can catch the ball, the center fielder should
take charge and
call for it.
2) A ball is
popped up into shallow left center field, and it can be caught by either the shortstop or
the left fielder. Who should
A. The shortstop
B. Either player can
* C. The left fielder - In this situation, the outfielder should
call off the infielder and take
D. It depends on the game situation
3) A ground
ball into the outfield is bobbled by the fielder and is laying off to his side. The fielder
should pick the ball up with
his glove because his glove is bigger than his bare hand.
TRUE * FALSE - Just like an infielder, pick the ball up with
your bare hand. It better ensures
picking it up the first time, and you won't waste time transferring it to your throwing
4) There are
runners on first and third, with one out. A line drive is hit to left and the left fielder
makes the catch coming in on
it, for the second out. Meanwhile, the runner on third broke for home
before the ball was caught and is still trying to
get back. What should the left fielder do?
A. Get the ball back into second
B. Hit the cut off man (shortstop)
Run the ball back into the infield to avoid a bad throw
* D. Make a good throw to the third baseman - Third baseman simply
has to step on the bag
for a double play.
5) You are the right fielder and a routine ground ball is hit toward the first
baseman. What, if
anything, do you need to do?
A. Shout encouragement to the first baseman because you know that will
give him confidence
B. It depends on what inning it is and the score
C. Since it is a routine ground ball, you don't
have to do anything
* D. Assume t hat the first baseman will miss the ball and come in to back him up - ALWAYS
the fielder will miss the ball and be in position to have him backed up if it happens.
6) A fly ball
is hit down the third base line. You are the left fielder and are standing in foul territory
trying to make the catch.
The wind blows the ball back into fair territory, but as the ball hits your
mitt and falls to the ground, you are still
in foul territory. Even though the ball fell fair, since you
touched it while standing in foul territory, the ball is
a foul ball.
TRUE * FALSE - If the umpire feels the ball would have fallen fair regardless of whether or
not a fielder
touched the ball, it is a fair ball.
7) There are
runners on first and second base, there are no outs, and you are the center fielder. The
batter hits a line drive toward
you and you catch it on one hop. Since the ball that was hit is a single,
the force play at the bases is no longer in
TRUE * FALSE - In fact, if one of the runners is forced at a base, the batter doesn't get
credit for a hit,
it becomes a fielder's choice.
the first inning a ball is hit over your head in right field and you have gone back and picked it
up. There is two outs
and a runner on second. Who should you be looking for?
A. Look for your coach, he will tell you where to throw it
B. Look for the relay man who will be the second baseman - with two outs the runner on
second will easily score on a ball
hit over your head. You should be looking for the second baseman
in an attempt to keep the batter off second.
to see where the runner is and then quickly decide where to throw the ball
D. Throw the ball home, because the runner
from second will probably be trying to score
9) What is the
best way to catch a routine fly ball in the outfield?
A. Catch the ball in front of your face, using two hands. That way
you can move your glove to either
side if the ball drifts one way or the other
* B. Moving forward, with your glove
on your throwing hand side, off to the side of your head,
using two hands - Catching the ball in front of your face does
not allow you to watch the ball into
your glove. In addition, you can more quickly get off your throw by catching on your
C. Since many major league players use one hand, that is probably the best way to do it
Whatever style is most comfortable to you is the best way
10) It is more
important for the infielders to know the score, inning, number of outs, and where the
runners are, since they get so many
more balls hit to them then the outfielders get.
TRUE * FALSE - It is extremely important that ALL fielders know the game
each pitch. Runner on third, fly ball to left field - is there two outs or one? Left fielder better know.