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In baseball, a player is charged with a caught stealing when, as a runner, the player attempts to advance from one base to another without the ball being struck by a batter, but is put out by a fielder while making the attempt. A caught stealing can not be charged to a batter-runner (i.e. player who is still advancing as the direct result of his reaching base).
Situations in a which a player can be caught stealing include the following
- a runner, attempting a Stolen base, is put out
- a runner is picked off a base, or gets caught in a rundown play
- a runner, attempting a Stolen base, is safe, but a fielder is charged with an error on catching the ball, and in the judgment of the official scorer, the runner would have been out if the ball had been caught.
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