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Rule 2-32    SLIDE

2-32-1 A legal slide can be either feet first or head first. If a runner slides feet first, at least one leg and buttock shall be on the ground. If a runner slides, he must slide within reach of the base with either a hand or a foot. A runner may slide or run in a direction away from the fielder to avoid making contact or altering the play of the fielder (8-4-2b).
2-32-2 A slide is illegal if:
  1. the runner uses a rolling, cross-body or pop-up slide into the fielder, or
  2. the runner's raised leg is higher than the fielder's knee when the fielder is in a standing position, or
  3. the runner goes beyond the base and then makes contact with or alters the play of the fielder, or
  4. the runner slashes or kicks the fielder with either leg, or
  5. the runner tries to injure the fielder, or
  6. the runner, on a force play, does not slide on the ground and in a direct line between the two bases.