Walk is another term to describe “base on balls”. It occurs when a pitcher throws four balls outside of the strike zone, and the batter does not attempt to hit them.

The batter is awarded for refraining from hitting the ball when it’s been thrown four times out of the strike zone, and this award is called a walk. With it, the batter is awarded first base.

A walk can be earned unintentionally or intentionally.

What is an Intentional Walk?

An intentional walk occurs when the defending team chooses to force one of the batters to walk, rather than letting them hit. This is a strategy used by the pitcher to put an exceptional batter on first base before a poorer batter’s turn. If this strategy works correctly, it is easier for the fielding team to put the first batter out.