Foul territory

The phrase “foul territory” in baseball refers to an area within the field which is considered foul. It relates closely to the rules pertaining to foul balls, and what makes a ball foul in baseball.

A ball landing in foul territory will be called as a foul ball, unless the ball has made contact with a fielder in fair territory before landing.

Where is the Foul Territory in Baseball?

The foul territory in baseball isn’t necessarily a marked area, and it is often up to the umpire to decide whether a ball has landed in foul territory or not. The area considered foul within the field is the area behind the first and third base to the fence at the back and perpendicularly upwards.