base on balls

noun phrase

Definition of base on balls

: an advance to first base awarded a baseball player who during a turn at bat takes four pitches that are balls

First Known Use of base on balls

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of base on balls was in 1891

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“Base on balls.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/base%20on%20balls. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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base on balls

noun

English Language Learners Definition of base on balls

: a movement to first base that is awarded to a batter who does not swing at four pitches that are balls

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