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  • “Every inning, fans would press closer to try to see Dizzy,” recalled Newt Allen.43 The competition to grab balls hit into the crowd fair ones were called ground-rule doubles became fierce.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • It's a ground-rule double if a ball hits off "the most useless ladder on the face of the planet" and into the seats.

    The Boston-New York Tour War

  • With one out, David Ortiz put the Red Sox in position to win with a rocketed ground-rule double to right field, and the Yankees intentionally walked Carl Crawford to set up the double-play possibility for Reddick.

    Sox Beat Yankees in 10th Inning

  • Though he grounded out in the third, he hit a booming, ground-rule double off the centerfield warning track in the fifth; and with two out and the bases empty in the home half of the seventh, he again made Niemann pay for throwing a first-pitch fastball.

    One Season

  • Leading off the fifth, second baseman Macier Izturis hit a ground-rule double off Yankees starter A.J. Burnett; then scored one out later when Erik Aybar grounded a single to center to make the score 2-1, Yankees.

    One Season

  • After Bernie Williams singled him home and Hideki followed with a ground-rule double, was it a mere coincidence that Red Sox skipper Grady Little came to the mound, ignored his bullpen, and left a dead tired pitcher in the game?

    One Season

  • Swinging aggressively, Hideki Matsui ripped an RBI ground-rule double, breaking the 2-2 tie.

    One Season

  • Bryce Harper's first career Arizona Fall League hit was a ground-rule double that came off the bat with the sound of thunder, or of 40,000 Duke basketball fans clapping in unison.

    Video of Bryce Harper's Ground-Rule Double

  • Getty Images Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher fails to track down Justin Turner's ground-rule double that bounced into the right-field stands in the fourth inning.

    A Good Night for the Mets in the Bronx

  • After a ground-rule double by Daniel Murphy, a grounder to second and a single by Ruben Tejada, it's 2-2 in the bottom of the second.

    Nationals spring training live blog, Bryce Harper Debut Edition

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