Atlantic League Batter Steals First, Makes Baseball History

Around the time that robot umpires were brought in to help officiate the Atlantic League All-Star Game, Major League Baseball and the independent league’s front office decided to tack on a few more rules to experiment with for the second half of the season. Among them included an expansion on the current dropped third strike rule in the majors, which now allows batters to try and steal first if a pitch is not “caught in flight” by the catcher.

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