In Defense of the Infield Fly Rule

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  1. I assume you are aware of the law review article on the common law origins of the infield fly rule at

  2. Bruce Boyden says:

    “There is a force in effect at all the bases; absent the rule, the runners must run when the ball hits the ground. But if they run and the ball is caught, they will be doubled off at their previous base.”

    What if only one runs, and the other stays put?

  3. If the ball is caught, then only one will be doubled off. If they both run (and there are no outs) there’ll be a triple play.