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For some unknown reason in baseball, although both are in fair territory, both the line and the pole are officially called the foul line and the foul pole. They are both absolutely in fair territory, and therefore many of my friends and myself have called the two the fair line and the fair pole for many years.
Mike's Weenie's line drive hit the fair pole, and was therefore a home run. Earlier, David DeJesus's hooking liner hit the fair line in right field and was a double.
by andy1 May 26, 2007