Baseball Batter-runner

A batter-runner is the term used to describe the offensive player right after he has successfully hit the baseball and put it into play. He is considered a batter-runner until he either safely reaches base (and becomes a runner) or is put out.

Once the batter-runner is called safe on-base, he becomes a base runner or runner. Once the baseball is returned to the pitcher, the play ends and the next batter is on-bat.

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Objectives of a Batter-Runner

The batter-runner's objectives are to safely reach base, to not get put out, and to run around the bases in order of 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, and home plate to score a run.

The batter-runner wants to get back to home plate as quickly as possible without getting put out, and the fastest way to do this is to hit a home run.