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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“Base on balls.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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