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It wasn't a steal.

Per the MLB official scorer guidelines, a steal must be "unaided by a hit, a putout, an error, a force-out, a fielder’s choice, a passed ball, a wild pitch or a balk." So, advancing a base by tagging up after a flyout is not a steal, ergo the runner is not caught stealing if he is thrown out doing so.

Since two outs took place on one play, IMO the scorer got it right by calling it a "DP." However, Zimm was not credited (or debited, perhaps) with a GIDP, so if this was an official game, it would not have counted as his fault for the double play.

[Post edited by UVA_IWU at 07/12/2017 4:18PM]

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Link: See page 13 of the PDF link

Posted: 07/12/2017 at 4:17PM


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So Ryan has hit into 2 DPs. :-( -- QuakerDave 07/11/2017 9:41PM
  Granted it wasn't a GIDP, but the box score... -- QuakerDave 07/12/2017 3:46PM
  It wasn't a steal. -- UVA_IWU 07/12/2017 4:17PM
  Absolutely. Great point. ** -- HOOSNICE 07/13/2017 2:34PM

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