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How many ways can a runner score from third base?

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Scoring from Third BaseOnly one way -- by crossing home plate. Great answer!

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Other than the obvious, and Joe Morgan's 9 ways. We have come up with a few more.:

1. wild pitch

2. passed ball

3. hit by pitch

4. sac fly

5. sac bunt

6. hit

7. balk

8. catchers interference

9. strike out, dropped ball by catcher, runner safe at first

10. fielder's choice

11. fielder's interference, runner on third running home

12. wild throw to third pick off attempt

13. error

14. infield fly rule, runner advances at own peril

15. fan interference, usually home run type ball

16. walk

17. steal home

18. umpire's interference

Answer #3 is only correct if it is the batter that is hit by a pitch. Then the runner at 3rd is forced home since the hit batter takes the place of the runner at 1st and forces the other runners to move up one base.

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