Shark wrote:Doctor Detroit wrote:Some time ago SA asked this one, but nobody really answered, plus I think there is one more than what he was asking for:
Name six ways a player can get on first base without hitting the ball.
I used to have season tickets next to a guy who asked me and my friend this puzzler a couple times a year.
Base on balls
Hit by pitch
Uncaught third strike
That's five, and I believe that is the correct answer. The possible sixth would be a balk with no men on base and three balls, but upon reading up further at MLB.com that would be scored a walk. So there really was a sixth way of getting there, but technically, on the score sheet, there is not.