MLB Is Back! Here are 7 Ways to Get on Base

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.

Nov 2, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) scores a run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning in game four of the 2022 World Series at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports


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.


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