Beginning with the more mechanical features, the first qualification for a base-runner is the ability to start quickly.
As Roddy now saw it, he was again the base-runner, beset in front and rear.
That is, a player occupying the second base, when there is no one on the first base, cannot force a base-runner off the third.
Team batting is the co-operation of batsman and base-runner.
A wild pitch is a ball thrown by the pitcher out of the fair reach of the catcher, and on which a base-runner gains a base.
At the bat, remember to keep a sharp eye on the base-runner, and when he signs he is going down, bunt or hit to advance him.
A steal is made when a base-runner gets from one base to another without the assistance of a base hit or an error.
The batsman becomes a base-runner the moment he starts for first-base.
The base-runner who must wait to be told what to do will always be too late.
A base-runner is out if he interferes with an opponent while the latter is fielding a ball or if he is hit by a batted ball.