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In baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... Barry Bonds batting Photo:Agência Brasil In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for ones team. ... In baseball, an error is the act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or runner to reach one or more additional bases, on a play that would normally be completed successfully with ordinary effort. ... In baseball, baserunning is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat. ... In baseball, a fielders choice is the act of a fielder, upon fielding a batted ball, choosing to try put out one runner while in so doing allowing the batter to advance to first base. ...


Singles are not usually tabulated separately in a player's records, although a player's total number of singles can easily be determined by subtracting doubles, triples and home runs from hits. In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on...


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Single (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (119 words)
In baseball, a single is the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.
Singles are not usually tabulated separately in a player's records, although a player's total number of singles can easily be determined by subtracting doubles, triples and home runs from hits.
See single for other uses of the word.
Single - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (171 words)
Single (relationship), a person not married or in a romantic relationship.
Single (baseball), when a batter successfully reaches first base.
Single (locomotive), a steam locomotive with a single pair of driving wheels.
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