Poll: Hey, Blue! No. 018


Batting order is: Adam, Bob, Chuck, Dave, Ed, Frank, George, Hank, Isaac

Chuck singles to right. Dave singles to right center advancing Chuck to 3rd. Frank steps to the plate. The first pitch is thrown wild to the backstop scoring Chuck while Dave moves up to 2nd. Frank triples down the right field line scoring Dave. No appeal is made on Frank’s illegal at bat. George stands in and Frank is picked off 3rd by the pitcher to end the inning. Who leads off the next inning?

  • Ed because Dave was the last legal batter
  • Frank because Ed should have been at third, so in actuality Ed was really the one picked off
  • George should continue at the plate because, although Frank batted out of order, no appeal was made and Frank was picked off 3rd for the final out
  • Hank because George was the last batter up the previous inning


the pick off of frank at third base legalizes frank’s at bat. the proper batter next inning is George.