# What are 4 ways a batter can reach first base?

There are 6 ways a batter can reach first base.

Base on Balls - a batter is pitched 4 balls

Hit By Pitch

Hit a single

An error in the field

Fielders choice (the fielder got another runner out instead of the batter)

If the third strike gets past the catcher the batter can run to first if he can beat the catchers throw.

### How many ways can a batter reach second base?

I don't know how many ways, but here are the ones that I can think of. The batter hits a home run. (Even though he passes the base, he still reaches it) The batter hits a triple. The batter hits a double. The batter hits a ground-rule double. The batter hits a ball that gets stuck or lost in the outfield wall (or ivy) or other structure. The batter hits a single, but a fielder's…

### What are the Seven ways to reach first base without getting a hit?

These are the ones that I can think of: Walk (intentional or unintentional; they're not technically considered to be two different ways) Hit by pitch Reach first after dropped third strike Catcher's interference Error Fielder's choice Some people say "pinch runner"; usually the question is phrased "ways the batter can reach first base without getting a hit", so that wouldn't count in that instance. Others say fair ball hits an umpire or runner before passing…

### Five ways to get on base without hitting the ball?

Depending on what it means to "get on base" (in the game of baseball) without hitting the ball, I suggest the following ways: 1. As a batter, get a "base on balls." 2. As a batter, be hit by a pitch. 3. As a batter, strike out, the catcher drops the third strike (or misses it completely), the batter runs to first base before the catcher (or other fielder) can retrieve the ball "throw him…

### What are the 21 ways to legally get to first base in baseball?

Wrong. A player can also reach first base by fielder's choice. There are actually 12 ways for a batter to reach first base. They are listed in Rules 6.08 and 6.09 of the Official Baseball Rules. Many of those listed in Rule 6.09 involve base hits, so if Hits is one way, there are really only 7 ways to reach first: 1. Base hit, including home runs, ground rule doubles, etc. 2. Base on Balls…

### How many ways can a batter get to base without a hit?

You can reach base without a hit via the following: 1. Walk (aka Base on Balls) 2. Hit by Pitch 3. Fielding or Throwing Error 4. Passed Ball on Strike Three (The pitch gets away from the catcher after a swing and miss strike 3 and the batter can reach 1st base before the catcher throws to the 1st baseman) 5. Reach on Fielder's Choice (another baserunner is thrown out) That's all I can think…

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

I'm always surprised at how few people know the correct answer to this question. The question was originally posed as a SCORING question. That is, in how many ways can the reach of first base be SCORED. Let's ignore the "without hitting the ball" part - its usually asked as "without getting a base hit". They are: 1. Base Hit 2. Base on Balls 3. Intentional Base on Balls 4. Hit by Pitch 5. Error…