As Roddy now saw it, he was again the base-runner, beset in front and rear.
Team batting is the co-operation of batsman and base-runner.
The base-runner who must wait to be told what to do will always be too late.
At the bat, remember to keep a sharp eye on the base-runner, and when he signs he is going down, bunt or hit to advance him.
A steal is made when a base-runner gets from one base to another without the assistance of a base hit or an error.
A wild pitch is a ball thrown by the pitcher out of the fair reach of the catcher, and on which a base-runner gains a base.
A passed ball is a throw by the pitcher which the catcher should stop but fails, and by his failure a base-runner gains a base.
Beginning with the more mechanical features, the first qualification for a base-runner is the ability to start quickly.
A base-runner is out if he interferes with an opponent while the latter is fielding a ball or if he is hit by a batted ball.
We will now illustrate more particularly the manner in which the base-runner can be thus put out.