On December 12, 1930, the rules committee abolishes the sacrifice fly scoring rule and the “ground-rule” home run. Hitters will now be charged with official at-bats when they advance runners with sac flies. Balls that bounce into the stands in fair territory will be considered ground-rule doubles, not home runs…
Cincinnati Reds secondbaseman Johnny Temple in a game against the Braves allows a groundball by Gus Bell hit him to prevent a double play.
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