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Tag up


MLB High IQ Plays: Tagging Up From First Base


Tagging up - simplified


Intro to Baseball: Tagging Up and Sacrifice Flies


Pro Base Running Drills: Tag Up Drill


Aaron Fearne Tagging Up Basketball Offensive Rebounding System

In baseball, to tag up is for a baserunner to retouch or remain on their starting base until (after) the ball either lands in fair territory or is first touched by a fielder. By rule, baserunners must tag up when a fly ball is caught in flight by a fielder. After a legal tag up, runners are free to attempt to advance, even if the ball was caught in foul territory. On long fly ball outs, runners can often gain a base; when a runner scores by these means, this is called a sacrifice fly. On short fly balls, runners seldom attempt to advance after tagging up, due to the high risk of being thrown out.
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