Baseball Batter Runners

What is a batter-runner in baseball?

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 the following:

  • to safely reach base
  • to not get put out
  • to run around the bases in order of 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, and home plate to score a run