base on balls

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base on balls

In baseball, the term used when a batter reaches first base after taking four pitches outside the strike zone (known as "balls"). A: "Oh, Robertson's on first?" B: "Yeah, base on balls."
See also: ball, base, on
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Comments: Walsh surrendered a base on balls to Clyde Engle on a
Comments: Dick Allen drew a base on balls with two out in the fourth
He has pitched 13 consecutive innings without a base on balls.