Professional baseball umpires misapplied baseball rules and left a big flaw in their credibility.
In the match between the Hanwha Eagles and the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 20th, an incomprehensible decision came out when LG attacked in the bottom of the 9th inning, where the score was 1-1.
With pinch hitter Jung Joo-hyun at first base safely, the Hanhwa Park Sang-won-Choi Jae-hoon battery took the ball out of the ball count, keeping in mind that the runner on first base would steal second base on a one-ball, one-strike.
Belatedly noticing the pitch-out sign, Jung Joo-hyun almost threw the bat toward catcher Choi Jae-hoon as the ball penetrated the home plate.
Choi Jae-hoon, who was hit by a bat, collapsed immediately without even throwing the ball to second base.
It seemed to be Joo-Hyun Jung’s interference with the catcher’s defense, but after a 4-sim agreement, the judges declared catcher Jae-Hoon Choi’s interference with the strike in the opposite way.
The referees decided to interrupt the hit, saying that the catcher, who should be in the right position, moved first and received the ball.
Accordingly, first base runner Shin Min-jae’s stealing of second base was acknowledged, and Jung Joo-hyun walked to first base thanks to a strike obstruction judgment.
However, LG was unable to save the chance to finish 1st and 2nd base safely due to Kim Min-sung’s third baseman’s double play, and went into overtime.
During the 12th inning of overtime, the KBO referee committee said, “As a result of additional confirmation, it was a situation that should have been judged as defensive interference, not hitting,” and said, “We plan to take follow-up measures such as disciplinary action by the referee.”
In other words, through a later reading, he admitted to misapplying the rule.
Professional baseball umpires caused controversy by misapplying the rules in the match between kt wiz and Lotte Giants on April 7 at Sajik Stadium in Busan.
In the top of the 4th inning, during kt’s attack, Kim Sang-soo’s batted ball from the 2nd, 1st and 3rd bases was hit and deflected by referee Lee Young-jae, the second baseman.
Baseball Rule 5.06(c) 6 states, “When a fair ball that does not touch an infielder (including pitcher) is hit by a runner or umpire in fair territory, or a fair ball that does not pass through an infielder (other than pitcher) is hit by an umpire, the batter Each runner who must clear a base by becoming a runner advances.
In other words, after referee Lee Young-jae is hit by the ball, the ball is immediately declared dead, so batter Kim Sang-soo advances to first base, runner on first base advances to second base, and runner on third base must stay in place. 스포츠토토
The bases should be loaded with two outs, but the umpire misapplied the rule and allowed the runner on third to score. Lotte allowed a point they didn’t have to give and lost 1-7.
Lotte did not protest to the referees over this situation, but KBO referee chairman Heo Woon confirmed the problem scene again and acknowledged the misapplication of the rules.