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Yes, this is covered by MLB rule 5.09(a): "The ball becomes dead and runners advance one base, or return to their bases, without liability to be put out, when -- (a) A pitched ball touches a batter, or his clothing, while in his legal batting position; runners, if forced, advance"

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In baseball when you get hit by a ball what is it called?

Hit by pitch (HBP) or hit batsman(HB).

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It is listed as HBP (hit by a pitch). This is similar in results to a walk (or, as it's officially called, a base on balls), but not identical.

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HB means hit batsmen: the names of the batters the pitcher has hit by a pitch. HBP means who the hit batsmen are.

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