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Major League Baseball: You’re the umpire. How well do you know the rules?

With the start of the new season, fans everywhere will begin to howl about umpiring calls they disagree with. But beyond making split-second judgment calls, major league umpires must know the rule book cold. See if you would know the rules in a variety of situations by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

The shadow of Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton, left, is seen as New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, right, and home plate umpire Sean Barber wait for a pitch during the fifth inning of a 2013 exhibition spring training baseball game in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
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Question 1 of 19

1. Where on a batter’s body is the bottom of the strike zone?

Mid thigh

Just above the knee

Hollow beneath the knee cap

Mid shin

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