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The first baseman has violated a rule. What is the violation called?
The home team, which is using the third base dugout, is batting. The batter hits a high fly ball that will come down near the
third base dugout. The third baseman goes over and it appears he will easily catch the ball. However, he trips over two fielding
gloves that were illegally left lying on live ball territory by the home team, and he fails to catch the ball. The batter is
out due to interference by the home team players.
The first baseman dives to his right to field a sharp ground ball. The pitcher is running down the first base line
to cover the bag. The first baseman throws ahead of the pitcher, who is approaching first base with the runner.
The pitcher reaches for the throw, but misses it and falls on the first base bag. In attempting to touch the base,
the runner steps on the pitcher rather than the base. The runner tumbles past first base. The catcher has backed up
the play, and runs the ball over and tags the batter-runner. The batter-runner is out because he failed to touch first. T or F?