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Umpire Signaling - The Basic Six

Foul Tip

 

Step 1
Raise up from the set position.
Step 2
Strike or slide your right hand on the top of your left hand.

Step 3
Straighten your right arm at an upward angle.
Step 4
After indicating the foul tip signal, lower your left arm to your side and indicate the strike signal as shown in this picture.

 

TIP
A foul tip is a live ball.  Runners can steal.  Do not verbalize anything on a foul tip - it is a swinging strike and any verbalization of "foul" might kill any subsequent action.  (It might cause runners to believe the ball is dead if they hear any version of the word "foul".)