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Rule 6.05(b) of the MLB Official Rules states that a batter is out when a third strike is legally caught by the catcher or when a third strike is not legally caught by the catcher and first base is occupied with less than two out. Except for the infield fly rule and the uncaught third strike rule, which keeps the defensive team from making an 'error' to make a double play or triple play, the only way a batter can be called out is if a defensive fielder has possession of the Baseball. With the uncaught third strike, no one has possession of the ball.

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If a batter reaches first base on a dropped third strike would you give the batter a strike out How would that affect his on-base percentage?

The batter would be charged with a strikeout and an at-bat, the pitcher would be credited with a strikeout, and a wild pitch or passed ball would also be credited. The batter's OBP would go down as the formula for determining OBP is (Hits plus Walks plus Hit by Pitcher) divided by (At Bats plus Walks plus Hit by Pitcher plus Sacrifice Flies)


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Does a batter get credited with an RBI on a wild pitch?

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Does a batter get a RBI on a wild pitch?

Good question. The only thing that would be close to a WILD PITCH RBI would be if the batter swung at the pitch for a third strike, which of course the catcher couldn't catch. There would have to be a runner on third, and the batter would have to be safe at first on the dropped third strike rule. I do not believe that this would truly be an RBI though, because technically, a dropped third strike is like a walk, the batter is not credited with a hit.


Does the batter get credited with an RBI when a runner on third scores on a wild pitch or passed ball?

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Can a batter advance to second base on a walk when the pitch was not wild before the pitch to the next batter?

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How can a batter reach first base without hitting the ball?

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Does the batter get credit for an RBI on a passed ball?

No ... no RBI is credited for either a passed ball or a wild pitch.


If there was NO wild pitch and the batter receives a walk can he advance on to second base before the next pitch?

Not unless the next batter gets a walk as well. Runners can only move on base hits or walks.


Does batter at bat count if walked on wild pitch and runner on third gets third out trying to steal home?

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How can a baseball player legally reach first base without getting hit?

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Is hit batsman a wild pitch or error?

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Can a runner advance to second base if he was walked?

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