Home Plate Collisions

TORONTO, CANADA: Boston Red Sox infielder Brian Daubach (BACK) collides with Toronto Blue Jays' catcher Ken Huckaby (FRONT) at the plate during second inning AL action 11 July 2002 in Toronto, Canada. Daubach was out on the inning ending play. AFP PHOTO/J.P. Moczulski (Photo credit should read J.P. MOCZULSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

New MLB Home Plate Collision Rule Leaves Open Exceptions

Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner’s direct path to home plate.