Did you know some baseball rules don’t often happen in the MLB? One of them is called drop third strike.
Drop third strike is when the catcher drops the third strike and then the batter can run to first base. If the ball beats him there and the first baseman catches it and tags first the runner is out.
Another way the batter can get out is getting tagged out by the catcher.
I was in an all-star Little League tournament and there was no drop third strike. I thought there should have been drop third strike because then it could help catchers improve on their catching skills, it’s more strategic for the players, and more exciting for the spectators.
It helps catchers improve their catching skills because they get used to getting in front of ball in the dirt. It also helps them improve their reflexes when catching pitches and keeps them on their toes at all times.
As a spectator, it is exciting because drop third strike can elevate to a double from a bad throw from the catcher. The runner can also get thrown out at first.
These are my reasons why I think drop third strike should be in all age groups in the Little League All-Star tournament, because it’s more strategic for players, more exciting for spectators, and it helps catchers improve their catching skills.