Error. n. A muff or misplay by a fielder that allows a batter to reach base or a batter or runner to advance an extra base.
In order for a fielding play on which a batter reaches base or a batter or runner advances an extra base can be scored an error, it must meet four conditions:
1) The batted ball or throw must hit the fielder directly in the nuts or in the glove;
2) The fielder must drop the ball;
3) The fielder must either kick the ball or drop the ball a second time while trying to pick it up; AND
4) If a play resulting from a batted ball, the fielder must throw the ball at least six feet over the head of the first baseman, second baseman, etc.
Without ALL of these conditions being met, it cannot be an error.
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