What are walks in baseball?

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When a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls, and is then entitled to reach first base without the possibility of being called out.

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How many walks in a baseball game?

As many walks that a pitcher will allow. Most Baseball games usually have 2-4. But it really is more a random number

Who has the most walks in the Major League Baseball?

Barry Bonds - 2558

What is the ratio of hits to walks in lowest terms of Vaughn had 27 hits 2 strikeouts and 9 walks this baseball season?

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How do you figure out whip in baseball?

walks plus hits divided by innings pitched

Which is better a lower whip or a higher whip in baseball?

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Earned run average(ERA), wins and losses, walks and strikeouts.

Who has led baseball in walks and home runs in the same season?

Barry Bonds is the all-time career leader in walks (2,558) and intentional walks (688), so it shouldn't be surprising that he led the majors in home runs and walks during his historic 2001 season. That year, Bonds set new major-league records for home runs in a season with 73 and walks with 177.

Who has the most walks in the Major League Baseball in 2010?

I predict that in the year 2010 the MLB BB leader will be Gernando Tattis or the New York Met Baseball Team.

What does HP stand for in baseball?

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What does it mean when a baseball batter walks?

When a baseball batter walks it means that they received four pitches that were called balls by the umpire. The official term is base on balls. They call it a walk because the batter walks to first base. You only advance one base at a time when there is a walk. That means if there is already a runner on first base when the batter walks, that person advances only to second base. There is also an intentional walk where the pitcher intentionally throws four balls in order to put the runner on first base. This is used as strategy.

If a baseball player has 1000 at bats in a season and he receives no walks how many hits would be needed to have .300 batting percentage?


Can a baseball pitcher be adequately evaluated by ERA?

Not necessarily. A pitcher could have a decent ERA but give up several hits and walks an inning. An adequate way to evaluate a pitcher would be to look at his WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched), along with ERA