What does single mean?

Hit that results in the batter getting to first base

A common baseball term that refers to a hit by a batter that gets him to first base.

The term can also appear as 1B in baseball stats. A single is similar to a double, where the batter gets to second base, and triple, where the batter gets to third base. A hit that gets the player all the way around the bases to home plate is a "home run," or HR. The hit contributes to raising a player's bating avg.


We don't need anything fancy here, just a single and we'll tie the game

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Updated October 22, 2014

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