Sport: Baseball

An error in baseball is judged by the official scorer, based on a fielder misplaying a ball in a way which allows the batter or baserunner the ability to advance to one or more further bases. An error can also be called when a player misplays a ball through a variety of different ways, including a dropped fly ball, throw or ground ball and lengthens the bat for a batter.

Does an Error Count as a Hit?

An error doesn’t count as a hit in baseball and a verdict of error can be given even if the fielder does not actually touch the ball, for example if it goes through their legs instead.

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