Baseball season is in full effect. If you’re unfamiliar with how the game works, let us help you. Here are nine ways a batter can get on base in baseball.
1) Error – When a fielder makes a poor play that allows one or more runners to advance on the bases.
2) Walk – When a pitcher throws four pitches outside the strike zone, none of which are swung at by the batter.
3) Hit – When the batter hits the ball and safely makes it to first base without being thrown out.
4) Hit By Pitch – When the batter gets struck by the ball thrown by the pitcher.
5) Fielder’s Choice – When a runner safely reaches base because the fielder attempts to throw out another base runner on the play.
6) Third Strike Rule – When a batter strikes out, but the catch fails to catch the ball while it’s in the air.
7) Catcher’s Interference – When the catcher extends his glove to reach for the pitch, but the batter hits the glove while swinging.