If a ball is hit fair, but rolls foul before passing third of first then is it foul or fair ?I am asking this because this happened and my P.E. teacher called the ball fair, and I believe that it is foul. Please help resolve this issue.
If it rolls foul before reaching first or third base, it is foul. If it is fair at that point, and then rolls out, it is fair. You are correct.
Here are 3 of 8 regulations for a foul ball
Settles or is touched (not caught) on or over foul territory between home and first base or between home and third base.
Bounds or rolls past first or third base on or over foul territory.
While over foul territory, touches the person, attached or detached equipment, or clothing of a player or an umpire or any object foreign to the natural ground
1 and/or 2 apply in your example. The blogger is directly referencing the rule book with this listing, but the link in the blog is outdated.