Stealing First

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

Is it legal to steal first base?

The Answer:

No. You can't do that. There are seven ways to legally reach first base:

  • Hit
  • Error
  • Walk
  • Hit by Pitch
  • Strikeout (if the ball gets away from the catcher)
  • Catcher's Interference
  • Fielder's Choice

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