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You can walk, be hit by a pitch, or get a hit. You can also be intentionally walked

There are in fact, 8 ways to reach first base.(or if you prefer get on first base)

1. Is to get a Walk(this includes intentional)

2. Hit By a Pitch

3. Dropped third strike

4. Catcher's interference

5. Fielders Choice

6. Error

7. Get a Hit

8. Pinch Runner (since you didn't specify batter.

And no, Batters do not advance on a balk(this includes the catcher's balk which in fact counts against the pitcher)

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