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All you baseball fans and sports buffs might know full well what the line is for or you might want to know more of the baseball trivia to keep from being a little baffled also.
Get set Ready and Go here is the explanation of that chalk line in foul territory going down the fist base line.
Let's say a hitter hits a dribbler hit something some what like akin to and almost like a bunt that is going down the first base line but staying in fair territory.
The first baseman charges the ball and cleanly fields the ball and the runner naturally coming down the line to make it to first base and become safe. The fielding first baseman is caught with but one choice he must try to field the ball and quickly reach the runner and tag him out.
By nature the runner will try to avoid being tagged and will veer well wide and outside of the first base foul line. If the runner veers further than that second or other white chalk line to avoid the tag He will be automatically called out by the umpire.
Now you know the purpose of that white chalk line in foul territory going down the first base line.
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