How Baseball Baserunners Get Out
Part of the Baseball For Dummies Cheat Sheet
You’re playing baseball and you're on base. Your goals are to not get out and to score for your team. Here are the ways baseball players can get called out when they're baserunners:
You are on the same base with a teammate when the ball is alive (the second runner is out).
You pass a preceding runner on the base paths.
You miss a base and the defense notices it.
A fielder tags you with a ball that is alive while you are off the base. (However, no one can tag you out if you overrun first base provided you return immediately to that bag without making a turn toward second.)
Your teammate hits a ball that touches you in fair territory without it first touching or passing any fielder except the pitcher.
In the judgment of the umpire, you hinder a fielder from making a play.
A batted ball forces you to advance to another base and the fielder possessing the ball tags that base before you reach it.