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Expanded Replay Usage

Compiled by David Vincent

This list shows all instances of the use of the expanded replay system.
On January 16, 2014, the owners unanimously approved an expanded use of the replay
system to start in the 2014 season. This expansion covered the following play types:
•	Book rule double (often incorrectly called “ground rule double”)
•	Fair/foul (outfield only)
•	Fan interference
•	Force play (except fielder's touching of second base on a double play)
•	Grounds rule
•	Hit by pitch
•	Home plate collision
•	Passing runners on the base path
•	Plate collisions [new rule in 2014]
•	Record keeping (such as ball/strike counts)
•	Runners touching a base (appeal play)
•	Stadium boundary calls (such as a fielder falling into the fan area to make a catch)
•	Tag play
•	Timing play (run scoring before the third out)
•	Trap play (outfield only)
The following play types were not covered in the new version of the system:
•	Balls and strikes
•	Checked swings
•	Fair/foul (infield only)
•	Interference
•	Obstruction
•	Trap play (infield only)

On February 20, 2015, Major League Baseball announced changes to the 2014 Expanded Replay system. The changes included new types of plays that are reviewable.
•	Runners leaving a base too soon
•	Runners properly touching a base on a tag up play

In 2016, a rule change was implemented about sliding into bases. The rules required that a runner:
•         makes contact with the ground before reaching the base
•         is able and attempts to make contact with the base
•         is able and attempts to remain on the base after the slide
•         slides within reach of the base without changing his path to make contact with the fielder

The penalty for violating this rule was an interference call, putting out the batter/runner at 1B. These plays are noted as “Slide rule” in the type column.

There were three outcomes defined:
•	Confirmed – clear and convincing evidence that the call on the field was correct
•	Stands – no clear and convincing evidence to confirm or overturn the call
•	Overturned – clear and convincing evidence that the call on the field was incorrect

Reviews in March, April 2014
Reviews in May 2014 
Reviews in June 2014
Reviews in July 2014
Reviews in August 2014
Reviews in September, October 2014
Reviews in April 2015
Reviews in May 2015
Reviews in June 2015
Reviews in July 2015
Reviews in August 2015
Reviews in September, October 2015


Date       Tm  Opp In Initiator               Umpire              Type                  Ruling      Time        
04/03/2016 NYN KCA  5 Mgr Terry Collins       Carlos Torres       Tag play              Stands      1:52
04/03/2016 SLN PIT  1 Mgr Mike Matheny        Jerry Layne         Hit by pitch          Stands      1:27
04/03/2016 PIT SLN  2 Ump Gary Cederstrom     Hunter Wendelstedt  Rules check           Rcd keeping     
04/03/2016 PIT SLN  6 Mgr Clint Hurdle        Tripp Gibson        Tag play              Confirmed   1:35
04/03/2016 TOR TBA  2 Mgr John Gibbons        Paul Emmel          Force play            Overturned  1:14
04/04/2016 ARI COL  2 Mgr Chip Hale           Alan Porter         Force play            Overturned  0:57
04/04/2016 COL ARI  5 Mgr Walt Weiss          Brian O'Nora        Force play            Stands      1:56
04/04/2016 CHA OAK  9 Mgr Robin Ventura       Dan Bellino         Tag play              Confirmed   1:14
04/04/2016 TOR TBA  3 Ump Mike Everitt        Laz Diaz            Home run              Overturned  1:28
04/04/2016 TBA TOR  4 Mgr Kevin Cash          Tim Timmons         Catch/no catch        Overturned  5:00
04/05/2016 COL ARI  7 Mgr Walt Weiss          Jeff Kellogg        Tag play              Stands      2:06
04/05/2016 HOU NYA  8 Mgr A.J. Hinch          Ed Hickox           Tag play              Overturned  1:58
04/05/2016 SLN PIT 11 Mgr Mike Matheny        Clint Fagan         Force play            Confirmed   1:18
04/05/2016 TBA TOR  6 Mgr Kevin Cash          Laz Diaz            Force play            Overturned  1:06
04/05/2016 TBA TOR  9 Mgr Kevin Cash          Mike Everitt        Slide rule            Overturned  1:41  (4)
04/05/2016 TEX SEA  8 Mgr Jeff Banister       James Hoye          Force play            Overturned  1:36
04/06/2016 MIN BAL  4 Mgr Paul Molitor        Mike Muchlinski     Tag play              Stands      1:40
04/06/2016 DET MIA  8 Mgr Brad Ausmus         Mark Ripperger      Tag play              Stands      2:58
04/06/2016 MIL SFN  4 Mgr Craig Counsell      Brian Gorman        Tag play              Overturned  1:58
04/06/2016 OAK CHA  8 Mgr Bob Melvin          Gabe Morales        Force play            Stands      1:47
04/06/2016 PIT SLN  4 Mgr Clint Hurdle        Jerry Layne         Tag play              Confirmed       
04/06/2016 PIT SLN  8 Mgr Clint Hurdle        Clint Fagan         Force play            Overturned  3:17
04/06/2016 SLN PIT  8 Ump Jerry Layne         Clint Fagan         Slide rule            Confirmed   3:17
04/06/2016 SDN LAN  6 Mgr Andy Green          Jim Wolf            Tag play              Stands      3:02
04/06/2016 LAN SDN  6 Mgr Dave Roberts        Gary Cederstrom     Force play            Overturned  0:47
04/06/2016 TOR TBA  6 Mgr John Gibbons        Mike Everitt        Force play            Confirmed   1:26
04/07/2016 CHN ARI  4 Mgr Joe Maddon          Eric Cooper         Tag play              Overturned  2:18
04/07/2016 LAN SFN  2 Mgr Dave Roberts        Brian O'Nora        Force play            Overturned  2:58
04/07/2016 WAS MIA  5 Mgr Dusty Baker         Will Little         Force play            Stands      2:15
04/08/2016 ANA TEX  5 Mgr Mike Scioscia       Mike DiMuro         Tag play              Overturned  1:33
04/08/2016 SLN ATL  7 Mgr Mike Matheny        Mark Wegner         Tag play              Stands      1:54
04/08/2016 SLN ATL  8 Ump Mike Winters        Mike Winters        Tag play              Confirmed   0:46
04/08/2016 DET NYA  8 Mgr Brad Ausmus         Tim Timmons         Force play            Overturned  2:30
04/08/2016 HOU MIL  9 Mgr A.J. Hinch          Dan Bellino         Slide rule            Confirmed   1:33  (4)
04/09/2016 TEX ANA  4 Mgr Jeff Banister       Mark Carlson        HP collision          Confirmed   2:59
04/09/2016 SLN ATL  9 Mgr Mike Matheny        Mark Wegner         Force play            Overturned  0:28
04/09/2016 PIT CIN  7 Mgr Clint Hurdle        Kerwin Danley       Tag play              Stands      3:16
04/09/2016 COL SDN  3 Mgr Walt Weiss          James Hoye          Tag play              Overturned  1:01
04/09/2016 COL SDN  6 Mgr Walt Weiss          Marvin Hudson       Force play            Overturned  1:01
04/09/2016 COL SDN  6 Mgr Walt Weiss          Marvin Hudson       Force play            Overturned  1:26
04/09/2016 SEA OAK  1 Mgr Scott Servais       Gerry Davis         Force play            Overturned  0:55
04/09/2016 OAK SEA  3 Mgr Bob Melvin          Gerry Davis         Force play            Overturned  1:04
04/10/2016 CHN ARI  6 Mgr Joe Maddon          Adrian Johnson      Force play            Overturned  2:58
04/10/2016 TBA BAL  5 Mgr Kevin Cash          Greg Gibson         Tag play              Overturned  1:25
04/10/2016 PIT CIN  8 Mgr Clint Hurdle        Joe West            Tag play              Confirmed   2:11
04/10/2016 NYN PHI  8 Mgr Terry Collins       Paul Nauert         Tag play              Stands      2:26
04/10/2016 LAN SFN  1 Mgr Dave Roberts        John Tumpane        Tag play              Overturned  2:25
04/10/2016 MIA WAS  5 Mgr Don Mattingly       Ted Barrett         Force play            Stands      1:43
04/11/2016 BOS BAL  9 Mgr John Farrell        CB Bucknor          Force play            Confirmed       
04/11/2016 DET PIT  6 Mgr Brad Ausmus         Paul Nauert         Tag play              Overturned      
04/11/2016 CHA MIN  8 Mgr Robin Ventura       Andy Fletcher       Force play            Overturned      
04/11/2016 MIA NYN  1 Mgr Don Mattingly       Tim Timmons         Force play            Overturned      
04/11/2016 PHI SDN  6 Mgr Pete Mackanin       Ted Barrett         Tag play              Confirmed       
04/11/2016 SDN PHI  7 Mgr Andy Green          Angel Hernandez     Force play            Overturned      
04/12/2016 BAL BOS  4 Ump Fieldin Culbreth    Jim Reynolds        Home run              Confirmed       
04/12/2016 BAL BOS  8 Mgr Buck Showalter      Manny Gonzalez      Tag play              Stands          
04/12/2016 BOS BAL  9 Mgr John Farrell        Jim Reynolds        Force play            Confirmed         (4)
04/12/2016 KCA HOU  4 Mgr Ned Yost            Jim Wolf            Tag play              Overturned      
04/12/2016 ATI LAN  5 Mgr Chip Hale           Mark Carlson        Tag play              Stands          
04/12/2016 MIA NYN  4 Mgr Don Mattingly       Mike Everitt        Force play            Overturned      
04/12/2016 SDN PHI  8 Mgr Andy Green          Will Little         Slide rule            Confirmed       
04/12/2016 CLE TBA  4 Mgr Terry Francona      Mike Winters        Tag play              Confirmed       
04/12/2016 TBA CLE  8 Ump Mike Winters        Mike Winters        Tag play              Stands          
04/13/2016 ARI LAN  1 Mgr Chip Hale           Mark Carlson        Force play            Overturned      
04/13/2016 ARI LAN  4 Mgr Chip Hale           Quinn Wolcott       Tag play              Stands          
04/13/2016 LAN ARI  4 Mgr Dave Roberts        Mark Carlson        Force play            Overturned      
04/13/2016 LAN ARI  5 Mgr Dave Roberts        Mike DiMuro         Force play            Stands          
04/13/2016 PHI SDN  7 Mgr Pete Mackanin       Ted Barrett         Tag play              Overturned      
04/13/2016 SEA TEX  3 Mgr Scott Servais       Cory Blaser         Force play            Stands          
04/13/2016 TEX SEA  6 Mgr Jeff Banister       Cory Blaser         Force play            Overturned      
04/13/2016 TEX SEA  9 Mgr Jeff Banister       Cory Blaser         Force play            Confirmed       
04/13/2016 TBA CLE  8 Mgr Kevin Cash          Mike Muchlinski     Tag play              Confirmed       
04/14/2016 COL SFN  7 Mgr Walt Weiss          Gerry Davis         Force play            Confirmed       
04/14/2016 SFN COL  8 Ump Gerry Davis         Rob Drake           Home run              Overturned      
04/14/2016 MIN CHA  8 Mgr Paul Molitor        Joe West            Force play            Stands          
04/14/2016 CLE TBA  5 Mgr Terry Francona      Marty Foster        Tag play              Overturned      
04/14/2016 TEX BAL  5 Mgr Jeff Banister       Mike Everitt        Tag play              Stands          

(1) - MLB later acknowledged that the call should have been overturned.
(2) - MLB later acknowledged that an incorrect call was made on a pitch.
(3) - This call resulted in an ejection.
(4) - Game-ending play
(5) - Game later rained out
See Replayed Homer Calls for additional information about and descriptions of the home run reviews.
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