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If you mean pitcher, then the batter walks to first base.

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In baseball what is a full count?

A full count in baseball is when the count is 3-2, three balls and two strikes. Four balls is a walk, in which the batter is awarded first base, and three strikes is an out. BPL


What does it mean to give up a home run?

'Give up a home run' is a term for a pitcher who has thrown a pitch that a batter has hit for a home run. When a batter hits a home run you might here the announcer say 'That was the 4th home run given up by [pitcher] this season'. That means the pitcher has thrown four pitches that batters have hit for home runs.


How can a player get to 1st base without hitting a ball?

Most if not all players have gotten to first base without hitting the ball. Most if not all receive a 'walk' (pitcher throws four pitches that are called balls by the umpire) and some have been hit by the ball thrown by the pitcher. In either case, the batter gets to take first base without ever hitting the ball.


What sport has four color codes?

The sport with four color codes is squash. The color codes are for the balls. The different colors indicate which balls are to be used for specific weather conditions.


What is the difference between balls and strikes?

A "strike" can be earned by a batter in one of a few ways. First, any time a batter swings at a ball and misses, regardless of the location of the pitch, a strike is earned. Second, a strike is earned when a foul ball is hit - unless the foul ball is hit with two strikes have already been earned. In this case, the pitch is simply a foul ball and is not counted as a strike. Finally, if a batter does not hit a ball that is delivered within the "strike zone," the pitch is a strike. The "strike zone" is a three-dimensional area with top of the zone halfway between the batter's shoulders and top of his uniform pants, the bottom of the zone is the hollow of his knee, the right and left boundaries are the edges of home plate. When a batter records three strikes, he has earned an out. A "ball" is any pitch that comes over home plate outside of the strike zone. The only exception to this rule is if the batter swings at such a pitch. In that case, it is automatically a strike, regardless of the position of the pitch. When a batter is delivered four "balls," he earns a "base on balls," a free pass to first base. Since the batter can walk to first, this is also known as a "walk."

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Abbreviation for a batter that receives four balls?

When a batter gets 4 balls and is walked it is scored "BB" for base on balls


When a batter take four balls what is called?

one strike


Does a batter advance to first on a walk?

Yes, he does. A batter is walked as a result of gaining four balls, or bad pitches. After getting four balls, they are allowed to walk to first base.


How many balls does a baseball batter need in order to get walked?

Four


What is a base-on-balls?

A base-on-balls is an instance in baseball where the batter is allowed to go directly to first base, due to the opposing pitcher delivering four balls.


What is a base on balls?

A base on balls is an instance in baseball where the batter is allowed to go directly to base without the possibility of being out, due to the pitcher delivering four balls.


What is On Base?

A base-on-balls is an instance in Baseball where the batter is allowed to go directly to first base, due to the opposing pitcher delivering four balls.


In baseball what does BB stand for?

BB stands for "Base on Balls". It refers to when a batter receives four pitches determined by the umpire as balls before the baseball is either put into play or receives three strikes. In such a case the batter earns a free base and can walk to first base. The batter has received a base on balls.


What does bb stand for in baseball?

BB stands for "Base on Balls". It refers to when a batter receives four pitches determined by the umpire as balls before the Baseball is either put into play or receives three strikes. In such a case the batter earns a free base and can walk to first base. The batter has received a base on balls.


Can a runner on first base be thrown out if he is attempting to steal second base on ball four?

No. After ball four is thrown to the batter it is a base on balls. The batter is entitled to first base, and any base runner forced ahead may advance. Even if the runner on first is attempting to steal on the pitch, he is awarded second base and cannot be thrown out. Of course the runner from first is award second base, but is only protected up to the base. If he overruns or overslides the second base because in his steal attempt he was not paying attention, he can be tagged out if he is off the bag.


Why does a pitcher get four balls and a batter gets only three strikes?

cause it's harder to throw a strike then a ball ...


What is an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls called in soft ball?

Grand slam

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