Has a baserunner ever been hit by a batted ball?


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If you’ve ever sat and watched a baseball game and been totally confused about some of the terms you were hearing, this article is for you. One of the main reasons those terms have confused you is that baseball broadcasters tend to assume all fans know the rules that come into play during a game, but clearly that is not always the case. So we’ve assembled the most common potentially confusing rules in this Basic Baseball Rules Frequently Asked Questions.

1) What is a save and how is it determined who gets credit for one?

For a save, a pitcher must finish, but not start, a game his team wins, and he can’t be the winning pitcher. One way to get a save is to pitch effectively for the final three innings regardless of the score. More commonly, a pitcher gets a save if he enters the game with a lead his team never loses and the potential tying run is on base, at bat, or on deck. So if a reliever enters with the bases loaded and...

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A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. Louis, Missouri.

Picture of Fenway Park. Part of the " Green Monster" can be seen on the right side of this picture.

Baseball is a sport played between two teams usually of nine players each. It is a bat-and-ball game in which a pitcher throws ( pitches) a hard, fist-sized, leather-covered ball toward a batter on the opposing team. The batter attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered cylindrical bat, made of wood (as required in professional baseball) or a variety of other materials (as allowed in many nonprofessional games). A team scores runs only when batting, by advancing its players—primarily via hits—counterclockwise past a series of four markers called bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot square, or "diamond." The game, played without time restriction, is structured around nine segments called innings. In each inning, both...

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The following is a glossary of baseball jargon (phrases, idioms and slang):

backdoor breaking ball[edit] A breaking pitch, usually a slider or cut fastball that, due to its lateral motion, passes through a small part of the strike zone away from the hitter after appearing it would miss the plate entirely. backstop[edit] The fence behind homeplate, designed to protect spectators from wild pitches or foul tips. "Backstop" is also a slang word for catcher. bad-ball hitter[edit] A batter who excels at hitting pitches that are outside the strike zone. Notable bad-ball hitters include Yogi Berra and Vladimir Guerrero. bad hop[edit] A ball that bounces in front of an infielder in an unexpected way, often as a result of imperfections in the field or the spin on the ball. bag[edit] A base. bail[edit] A batter who sees a pitch coming toward his head may "bail out" (hit the dirt). When two fielders are converging on a fly ball, one of them may "bail out" to avoid running...
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In baseball, interference occurs in situations in which a person illegally changes the course of play from what is expected. Interference might be committed by players on the offense, players not currently in the game, catchers, umpires, or spectators. Each type of interference is covered differently by the rules.[1]

Offensive interference[edit]

A runner jumping over a ball to avoid an offensive interference

The most common incidence of interference occurs when a member of the offensive team physically hinders the defensive team, decreasing its chances to make an out or increasing the chance that a baserunner will advance. Whenever this offensive interference occurs, the ball becomes dead. If the interference was committed by a batter or a baserunner, that player is called out and all other runners must return to the bases they occupied at the time of the interference. If interference is committed by a runner with the obvious intent of preventing a double...

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backdoor breaking ball[edit]

A breaking pitch, usually a slider, curveball, or cut fastball that, due to its lateral motion, passes through a small part of the strike zone on the outside edge of the plate after appearing it would miss the plate entirely. It may not cross the front of the plate but only the back and thus have come in through the "back door". A slider is the most common version, because a slider has more lateral motion than other breaking pitches.



Consecutive. When two consecutive batters hit home runs, they are said to hit back-to-back homers. Or a pitcher may issue back-to-back walks, and so forth.

bad-ball hitter[edit]

A batter who excels at hitting pitches that are outside the strike zone. Notable bad ball hitters include Yogi Berra and Vladimir Guerrero.

bad hop[edit]

A ball that bounces in front of an infielder in an unexpected way, often as a result of imperfections in the...
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Mark Reynolds, the stories said, was born to play baseball. He could hit 40-plus home runs in a season, or he could steal 20-plus bags in a season, or he could even do both simultaneously. He was a Big Bat who could help almost any fan’s team.

"He could be a good player for the Rays to sign," wrote Bleacher Report. "Reynolds will be the only player that could bring that sort of offensive production to the third base position for (the Cubs)," wrote Bleacher Report. Then Bleacher Report added: "If the Yankees were to prefer to add some power to their lineup, Reynolds has that in spades." And, according to Bleacher Report, "There seem to be significant reasons why Boston wouldn't want Reynolds, but his value becomes more apparent upon closer inspection." Finally, writing about the Phillies, the sports web site Bleacher Report wrote that "he hits home runs."

Those reports are all a bit different in the details. The discrepancies in the details are hardly worth getting...

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Traditional-style baseball scorecard.

Baseball scorekeeping is the practice of recording the details of a baseball game as it unfolds. Professional baseball leagues hire official scorers to keep an official record of each game (from which a box score can be generated), but many fans keep score as well for their own enjoyment.[1] Scorekeeping is usually done on a printed scorecard and, while official scorers must adhere precisely to one of the few different scorekeeping notations, most fans exercise some amount of creativity and adopt their own symbols and styles.[2]


Sportswriter Henry Chadwick is generally credited as the inventor of baseball scorekeeping. His basic scorecard and notation have evolved significantly since their advent in the 1870s[3] but they remain the basis for most of what has followed.

Abbreviations and grammar[edit]

Some symbols and abbreviations are shared by nearly all scorekeeping systems. For...

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"Homerun" redirects here. For the Singaporean film, see

Homerun (film)


Sadaharu Oh

, pictured here in 2006, holds the officially verified all-time world home run record in professional baseball.

In baseball, a home run (abbreviated HR, also "homer", "dinger", "bomb", "blast", "shot", or "four-bagger") is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle the bases and reach home safely in one play without any errors being committed by the defensive team in the process. In modern baseball, the feat is typically achieved by hitting the ball over the outfield fence between the foul poles (or making contact with either foul pole) without first touching the ground,[1] resulting in an automatic home run. There is also the "inside-the-park" home run, increasingly rare in modern baseball, where the batter reaches home safely while the baseball is in play on the field. When a home run is scored, the batter is also credited with a hit and a run...

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Are you a fan of baseball and looking to learn more? Maybe you have just become a fan of the game and you would like to increase your understanding of baseball and the common terminology used.

Baseball is a great game full of colorful new phrases and words that just don't make sense to the casual sports fan. If you have heard some new baseball lingo or maybe you would like to understand some of the statistical abbreviations. We have compiled a great list of phrases and terms for you to view. Unfortunately there are just so many new terms used that it is almost impossible to keep up with the lingo but we have to try!

If you would like to add any to the list, or if you would like to know more about a MLB baseball term, feel free to contact us!

Glossary of MLB Baseball Batting Terms Year - Year in which the season occurred
Tm - Team they played for
Lg - League they played in
G - Games played
AB - At Bats
R - Runs Scored
H - Hits...

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Walk Hit By Pitch Error Swing on 3rd strike wild pitch catcher interference balk A batter is not awarded first base if the pitcher balks. If there is a runner on base, he is awarded the next base. This question is nearly the same as another one on this site: "How many possibl…

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You may be referring to "Merkle's Boner" in which he did not step on second base but ran off the field to avoid a mob but was later called out. In September 1908, the Cubs were at the Giants. With a 1-1 score in the bottom of the 9th, the Giants had runners on first and third with 2 outs. The runn…

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the run counts if the runner on 3rd base tags up and then crosses the plate prior to the runner on 2nd base being picked off. If the player covering 2nd base fields the ball from the center fielder and tags the base for out # 3 prior to the runner on 3rd crossing the plate, the run would not count.…

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The only way a runner can reach on a...

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