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base on balls

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  1. base on balls, walk, pass(noun)

    (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

    "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"


  1. base on balls(Noun)

    An instance where the batter is allowed to go directly to first base without the possibility of being put out, due to the opposing pitcher delivering four balls.


  1. Base on balls

    A base on balls is credited to a batter and against a pitcher in baseball statistics when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. It is better known as a walk. The base on balls is defined in Section 2.00 of baseball's Official Rules, and further detail is given in 6.08. It is called a "walk" because the batter is then entitled to walk to first base, or more specifically he is "entitled to first base without liability to be put out." However, it is considered a faux pas for a professional player to walk to first base; in all likelihood, observers of any game will see the batter-runner and any advancing runners jog on such a play. The term "base on balls" distinguishes a walk from the other manners in which a batter can be awarded first base without liability to be put out. It, quite literally, as explained by Rule 6.08, means that the batter is awarded a base, on "balls". Though a base on balls, catcher interference, or a batter hit-by-a-pitched-ball all result in the batter being awarded a base, the term "walk" usually refers only to a base on balls, and not the other methods of reaching base without the bat touching the ball. An important difference is that for a hit batter or catcher's interference, the ball is dead and no one may advance unless forced; the ball is live after a walk.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of base on balls in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of base on balls in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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