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If the defense runs a hidden ball trick on a base runner and gets him out, how would it be officially scored? How about a scenario:

The defense meets on the mound where the second baseman is given the ball by the pitcher. A runner on second is tagged out while wondering off the base by the second baseman. Is this scored 4U? Is it a caught stealing, a pick off, etc?

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Not quite the same, but this is a cool play. Link –  diggers3 Aug 14 at 21:54
holy crap that video was frustrating. 2:47 for those who are impatient like me. –  ACD Aug 15 at 15:40

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The putout would be an unassisted putout by the player who tagged the runner.

The fact that someone handed it to him earlier makes no difference.

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