Sacrifice Flies

Let’s take a look at the sacrifice fly: A fly ball caught by an outfielder (or infielder in the outfield) that is followed by a run scoring on the same play.

In order for this to take place a runner (likely on third base) will tag up after the catch is made and then run to home plate, scoring the run. Remember that he cannot leave the base until the catch has been made; leaving early means that he runs the risk of being put out due to a force out at the base he started the play on.

Like walks, sacrifice flies (or sac flies) are not counted as a time at bat.

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