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Major League Baseball: You’re the umpire. How well do you know the rules?

With the start of the new season, fans everywhere will begin to howl about umpiring calls they disagree with. But beyond making split-second judgment calls, major league umpires must know the rule book cold. See if you would know the rules in a variety of situations by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

- Ross AtkinStaff writer

1. Where on a batter’s body is the bottom of the strike zone?

The hollow beneath a batter’s knee cap is at the bottom of the strike zone.

The hollow beneath a batter’s knee cap is at the bottom of the strike zone.

The hollow beneath a batter’s knee cap is at the bottom of the strike zone.

The hollow beneath a batter’s knee cap is at the bottom of the strike zone.

Julio Cortez/AP
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Mid thigh

 

Just above the knee

 

Hollow beneath the knee cap

 

Mid shin

 
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