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  Intentional Walk - BR Bullpen
An intentional walk (aka intentional base on balls or IBB) is a walk issued when a pitcher deliberately throws completely unhittable pitches.
Intentional walks are normally issued for two reasons: to bypass a good hitter for a weaker one and/or to set up a double play.
The usefullness of intentional walks for either reason is a matter of considerable argument, and different managers have taken very different attitudes toward the intentional walk.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Intentional_Walk   (374 words)

  
 Intentional base on balls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball statistics, an intentional base on balls (denoted by IBB), often called an intentional walk, is used in baseball to count the number of times a walk was issued with no intent of ever allowing a hit.
Receiving an intentional base on balls does not count as an official at bat for a batter but does count as a plate appearance, and a base on balls.
The Marlins' Miguel Cabrera hit an intentional ball thrown by Todd Williams during the 10th inning resulting in a run scored for the Marlins.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intentional_base_on_balls   (627 words)

  
 Intentional Base on Balls Single Season Leaders by Baseball Almanac
An intentional base-on-balls is an officially recognized statistic (since 1955) that counts the number of times a batter reaches first base after accepting four intentionally wide pitches outside the strike zone.
The American League single season record for intentional bases on balls was set in 1957 by Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and tied in 1993 by John Olerud of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The National League single season record for intentional bases on balls was set in 2004 by Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants.
www.baseball-almanac.com /hitting/hiibb2.shtml   (281 words)

  
 10 - The Official Scorer
If he overslides second base and is tagged out, he shall be credited with a one base hit; if he overslides third base and is tagged out, he shall be credited with a two base hit.
If a ground ball goes through a fielder's legs or a pop fly falls untouched and in the scorer's judgment the fielder could have handled the ball with ordinary effort, an error shall be charged.
If such throw be made to second base, the scorer shall determine whether it was the duty of the second baseman or the shortstop to stop the ball, and an error shall be charged to the negligent player.
www.bostonbaseball.com /whitesox/baseball_extras/rules/rules10.html   (7965 words)

  
 Baseball - BaseballWiki - A Wikia wiki
Common pitches include a fastball, which is the ball thrown at just under maximum velocity; a curveball, which is made to curve by rotation imparted by the pitcher; and a change-up, which is a slower version of a fastball.
The number of balls and strikes thrown to the current batter is known as the count; the count is always given balls first, then strikes (such as 3-2 or "three and two", which would be 3 balls and 2 strikes).
When a ball is hit in the air, a fly ball, and caught by the defending team, runners must return and touch the base they occupied at the time of the pitch—called tagging up—after the ball is caught.
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/Baseball   (8608 words)

  
 Base on balls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls.
Receiving a base on balls does not count as an official at bat for a batter but does count as a plate appearance.
On July 4, 2004, Barry Bonds drew his 2,191st base on balls to pass the career record of Rickey Henderson, who is no longer active in the major leagues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Base_on_balls   (297 words)

  
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When a pitcher holds the ball with both hands in front of his body, with his entire pivot foot on, or in front of and touching but not off the end of the pitcher's plate, and his other foot free, he will be considered in the Windup Position.
If a pitcher holds the ball with both hands in front of his body, with his entire pivot foot on or in front of and touching but not off the end of the pitcher's plate, and his other foot free, he will be considered in a windup position.
The judgment of stepping toward the base means the non-pivot foot must be lifted off the ground and return to the ground in a place other than its original position that is in the direction of the throw and must land prior to the release of the throw.
www.baseball-rules.com /Balk.htm   (2785 words)

  
 Katy Pony Baseball: Tournaments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A defensive player may make a live ball appeal with the ball in his possession by tagging the runner or touching the base that was missed or left too early.
If a batter hits a foul ball on the fifth pitch, he will be allowed to continue batting until he does not make contact with the ball, or puts the ball in play.
Intentional Walks - The defensive team may give an intentional base on balls by having its catcher or coach request the umpire to award the batter first base.
eteamz.active.com /KatyPony/news/index.cfm?cat=202191   (3678 words)

  
 United States Patent Application: 0040138014
This rule is the "base on balls", aka.
Ruth led the league in bases on balls for 10 seasons, with a highest single season total of 170.
Under the modified rules, should they receive a base on balls, the offensive manager could elect to have them take first base, unless the next-up RR happens to be a great base runner and the pitcher an excellent bunter.
docs.law.gwu.edu /facweb/claw/Baseball.htm   (3124 words)

  
 IBBanalysis.html
The EFR values in Table 5 and the counts of when IBB were given, tabulated in Table 6, provide the data needed to estimate runs if the IBBs had not been given.
The simulation based runs distribution was obtained by doing a series of 24 simulations with all innings in each simulation starting from the same configuration, number of outs and base runners.
The resulting runs/inning distributions were weighted by the count of IBBs for the configuration, Table 6, and the total was scaled to the number of runs actually scored, 16121.
www.knology.net /~johnfjarvis/IBBanalysis.html   (2974 words)

  
 Top20baseball.com - Your Top20 Guide for baseball!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Scoring is accomplished by the batter running and touching a series of four markers on the ground called bases without being tagged by a man with a ball or being forced out for some other reason.
The catcher's job is to receive any ball that the batter misses or does not swing at, and, most importantly, to "call" the game by a series of hand movements that signal to the pitcher what pitch to throw and where.
Common pitches include a fastball, which is the ball thrown at a maximum velocity; a curveball, which is made to curve by rotation imparted by the pitcher; and a change-up, which is a slower version of a fastball.
www.top20baseball.com   (8043 words)

  
 Sioux Falls Canaries
He walked and stole second base, again advancing to third on a wild throw by Infante.
Cody Nowlin singled, and Merriman received an intentional base on balls to load the bases for the Blacksnakes.
With runners on the corners, Santana stole his fifth base of the night to set the stage with two in scoring position.
www.canariesbaseball.com /news/?id=4442   (486 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A fair batter ball hitting a coach pitcher will be declared a foul ball if the umpire rules that the coach pitcher’s contact with the ball was unintentional.
The defensive team may give an intentional base on balls by having its catcher or coach request the umpire to award the batter first base.
An intentional base on balls is only in effect for ages nine (9) and above.
home.comcast.net /~tdjhernandez/TournamentRules.htm   (3178 words)

  
 - CBS SportsLine.com
An illegal motion by the pitcher, with a runner or runners on base, entitling all runners to advance one base.
An earned run is a run for which the pitcher is held accountable, and shall be charged every time a runner reaches home base unless an error (including catcher's interference) or passed ball occurs that leads to that run.
Divide the total of all ground balls hit into outs against the pitcher by opposing batters, and not including bunts, by the total of all fly balls hit into outs against the pitcher by opposing batters, and not including line drives.
cbs.sportsline.com /help/glossary/stats/baseball   (1157 words)

  
 Baseball Toaster: Mike's Baseball Rants : The Politics Of Protest
APPROVED RULING: A runner who misses the first base to which he is advancing and who is called out on appeal shall be considered as having advanced one base for the purpose of this rule.
However, certain specifics should be borne in mind: (a) Straddling the pitcher's rubber without the ball is to be interpreted as intent to deceive and ruled a balk.
From this position he may: (1) deliver the ball to the batter, or (2) step and throw to a base in an attempt to pick off a runner, or (3) disengage the rubber (if he does he must drop his hand to his sides).
mikesrants.baseballtoaster.com /archives/13176.html   (1792 words)

  
 Baseball Tournament Rules & Guidelines | Gameday Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
1) An intentional base on balls may be given by the defensive team by having its' catcher or coach request the umpire to award the batter first base.
A fair ball hitting a coach/pitcher will be declared a dead ball and not count as a pitch.
At Gameday, we believe that the respect of a ballpark and ball fields is something that coaches, parents and fans can, by example, teach young players along with learning how to play the game we all love.
www.gamedaybaseball.com /view/24   (3036 words)

  
 THE BOOK--Playing The Percentages In Baseball
An in-depth analysis of: The sacrifice bunt, The intentional base on balls, Optimizing a batting lineup, Hot and cold streaks, Clutch performance, Platooning strategies, Batter/pitcher matchups, Much more.
Say you have a guy who gets on base, but is a slow runner.
It is possible for a slow runner to clog the bases for a faster runner.
www.insidethebook.com /ee/index.php/site/article/baseclogging   (278 words)

  
 rec.sport.baseball FAQ - Glossary
It is a defensive analog of Batting Average or On Base Percentage.
The term comes from the common practice of arranging fields so that home plate is west of the pitcher's mound so that the sun won't be in the batters' eyes as it sets, which orients the pitcher so his left arm is on his south side.
A legally delivered ball that is so high, low, or wide that the catcher cannot stop or catch it with "ordinary effort" (in the judgement of the official scorer) and which allows a runner or runners to advance.
www.baseball1.com /faqs/glossary.html   (1948 words)

  
 Base on Balls Team Records Record Book by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for bases on balls specifically related to teams from each league.
On August 23, 1989, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Montreal Expos played a twenty-two inning game without a single base on balls setting the Major League record for longest game without a single walk by either team.
On September 11, 1949, the New York Yankees had eleven base on balls, courtesy of the Washington Senators, during the third inning setting the Major League mark for walks during an inning.
www.baseball-almanac.com /recbooks/rb_wk2.shtml   (165 words)

  
 DraftHelp.com - Baseball Article
The IBB first became a statistic in 1955, too late to encompass the careers of some of the greatest powers hitters of all-time, hitters like Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams (for most of his career at least).
It seems that in the past 50 years the IBB has not only been reserved for the HR hitting cleanup hitter but just about any hitter who was accomplished (be they singles hitters, average hitters or homerun hitters).
Here are Bonds career totals for IBB (1986-2003): 2,3,14,22,15,25,32,43,18,22,30,34,29,9,22,35,68,61 (this of course does not take into account the time he was “unintentionally intentionally walked” in his career, a total that cannot be recorded definitively).
www.drafthelp.com /MLB_Flowers_BondsIBBHistory.htm   (1172 words)

  
 Isolated Power
OPS (on base + slugging percentage) is all the rage in modern day baseball, and rightly so because it is a very accurate tool to describe the overall offensive effectiveness of hitters.
Therefore, ISO is a good tool to measure the extra base potential, and thereby the run damage, that a hitter can produce for his team.
ISO is also useful because it measures extra base hit totals without being totally dependent on the HR category.
www.athomeplate.com /iso.shtml   (798 words)

  
 [No title]
base is the result of a hit or an error.
ball is in possession of the pitcher results in an additional putout.
batter and the base on balls to the preceding pitcher, not to the relief pitcher.
www.amherst.edu /~baseball/rules/scorer.html   (8436 words)

  
 Bell Helps Blazers Top Birmingham-Southern, 6-3 :: UAB wins tenth in a row
Ryan Metcalf led off with an infield single, and Clint Toomey reached on an error by Panthers' third baseman Pat Mizerany.
After Dan Stucky advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt, Helms was issued an intentional base on balls.
With the bases loaded and a full count, McCorkle grounded an RBI single through the right side of the infield.
uabsports.cstv.com /sports/m-basebl/recaps/032305aab.html   (543 words)

  
 IGN: Statistical Tracking
There's also something called Games of Note that showcases all of he games during the course of the season where significant stuff happened like someone hitting for the cycle, getting 15+ Ks, pounding out 6+ hits, pitching a no hitter, and so on.
The hitting categories where league leaders are kept include Batting Average, Home Runs, Runs Batted In, Stolen Bases, Runs, Hits, 2B, 3B, BB, On Base Percentage, Total Bases and Slugging Percentage.
Stats for individuals are kept for even more categories and also include some fielding stats in addition to the hitting stats.
ps2.ign.com /articles/092/092243p1.html   (828 words)

  
 CanAmLeague.com - League Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Base on Balls, Season: 360, Quebec, Worcester (tie), 2005.
Intentional Base on Balls, Season: 17, Brockton, Worcester, 2005.
Runners Left on Base, both teams, Game: 26, North Shore at New Haven, Aug. 18, 2005.
www.canamleague.com:443 /team_batting.html   (216 words)

  
 Kid Gleason | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A timely hitter and heady player, Gleason switched to second base, helping the Orioles win a pennant in 1895.
He was traded the next year to the Giants, where he was named team captain.
According to some reports, he was the first to order an intentional base on balls as a way to bypass a strong hitter.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/G/Gleason_Kid.stm   (872 words)

  
 All-Baseball.com, part of MVN: Do You Know the Balk Rule?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
I had originally posted that Duchscherer's two balks were not stepping toward first and throwing to first baseman Erik Karros while Karros wasn't on the bag.
That's what the Mariners' announcers originally thought was the balk, but I looked at the balk rule (listed in its entirety under the "continue reading" link) and throwing to a defender who isn't on a base doesn't appear to be a balk.
Posted by: Christian at April 20, 2004 10:15 AM
www.all-baseball.com /archives/012931.html   (1031 words)

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