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2. A batted ball that hits either first or third base is:

Regardless of whether a batted ball ricochets off either first or third base into fair or foul territory, as soon is hits a base it is a fair ball.

Regardless of whether a batted ball ricochets off either first or third base into fair or foul territory, as soon is hits a base it is a fair ball.

Regardless of whether a batted ball ricochets off either first or third base into fair or foul territory, as soon is hits a base it is a fair ball.

Regardless of whether a batted ball ricochets off either first or third base into fair or foul territory, as soon is hits a base it is a fair ball.

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A foul ball

 

A fair ball if it then bounces into fair territory

 

A fair even if it bounces into foul territory

 

A fair ball only if it stays in the infield

 
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