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can a walk off homer be more than one run?

by Dave
(Morro Bay, CA)

Dave asked: Bottom of the ninth,score tied, two men on and the batter hits a home run.

Is it scored as just one run or three runs?

Dave in Morro Bay, CA

Rick answered: Dave, thank you for your question.

If an over the fence home run is hit, all runs score before the game is terminated.

With a walk off base hit, the game is terminated when the batter-runner touches first base safely, and the winning run has crossed the plate.

Yours in baseball,


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Nov 21, 2018
Not always NEW
by: Sleddawg63

Back in Ruth's time a batter only got credit for as many bases as it took the winning run to score. If the winning run was on third, the batter would only get a single. Not sure what year that was changed, but was certainly many many years ago.

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