Logic & Reasoning

The rules of baseball state that a batter Legally Completes His Time at Bat when he is put out or becomes a base runner. Which situation below is the best example of a batter Legally Completing His Time at Bat?

a. Jared’s blooper over the head of the shortstop puts him in scoring position.
b. The umpire calls a strike, even though the last pitch was way outside.
c. The pitcher throws his famous knuckleball, Joe swings and misses, and the umpire calls a strike.
d. The count is two balls and two strikes as Mario waits for the next pitch.
  1. a. The fact that Jared is in scoring position due to his blooper indicates that he has hit the ball and is now a base runner; therefore, he has legally completed his time at bat. Choices b and c both describe situations in which a strike is called,but they do not state that the batter has been put out or that he is now a base runner. Choice d describes a situation in which the batter, Mario, is still at the plate waiting for the next pitch.

Test ID: 763
Source: 501 challenging logic & reasoning problems