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How many ways to reach first base without a hit.

by Gary S. Giovanetti
(Stockton, CA USA)

Hit By Pitch

Hit By Pitch

Gary asked: How many ways to reach first base without a hit? Just curious.



Rick answered: Gary, thank you for your question.


1. Hit by pitch.

2. Unintentional walk

3. Intentional walk

4. Error

5. Fielder's Choice

6. Catcher's interference

7. Missed third strike by the catcher

8. Wild pitch third strike by the pitcher


Yours in baseball,

Rick


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Aug 11, 2019
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Miss guided info
by: Anonymous

So error and fielders choice require you to actually hit the ball cross those 2 off. So there are 5 ways to get to first base
1. Walk
2. Hit by a pitch
3. Drop 3rd
4. Catcher interference
And last but not least
5. Pitch runner

Aug 20, 2018
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Reaching 1st base without a hit NEW
by: Phil

Does pinch runner count?

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