In baseball, a home run (abbreviated HR) is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to reach home safely in one play without any errors being committed by the defensive team in the process. In modern baseball, the feat is typically achieved by hitting the ball over the outfield fence between the foul poles (or making contact with either foul pole) without first touching the ground, resulting in an automatic home run. There is also the "inside-the-park" home run, increasingly rare in modern baseball, where the batter reaches home safely while the baseball is in play on the field. When a home run is scored, the batter is also credited with a hit and a run scored, and an RBI for each runner that scores, including himself. Likewise, the pitcher is recorded as having given up a hit, a run for each runner that scores including the batter, and an earned run each for the batter and for all baserunners who did not initially reach base on error, except that the runs scored by any runners who reached base while facing an earlier pitcher are charged to that pitcher.
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... the past, but the use of instant replay to determine "boundary calls" – home runs and foul balls – was not officially allowed until 2008 ... Marlins, a hit by Cliff Floyd of the Marlins was initially ruled a double, then a home run, then was changed back to a double when umpire Frank Pulli decided to review video of the play ... of Major League Baseball voted in favor of implementing instant replay reviews on boundary home run calls ...
... In his first Major League at bat he hit a home run against Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer ... In comparison, hitting a first at bat home run is twice as rare as throwing a no-hitter ... Hughes' home run was calculated to have gone 360 feet ...
... The Last Home Run is a 1996 film directed by Bob Gosse ... It tells the story of Jonathan Lyle, an elderly man in a nursing home (played by Seymour Cassel) who is transformed by a mystic, for five days, into a 12-year-old boy (played by Tom Guiry) playing ... The Last Home Run also starred Jordi Vilasuso and Vinnette Justine Carroll (in her last film appearance), and included cameos by former Major League Baseball players Gary Carter ...
4 of the 2001 World Series, Tino Martinez hits a game-tying home run off Arizona Diamondbacks closer Byung-Hyun Kim with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning ... Derek Jeter hits the winning walk-off home run in the tenth inning to win the game 4–3 ... In an ending similar to the previous game, Scott Brosius of the Yankees hits a game-tying home run off Byung-Hyun Kim with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning ...
More definitions of "home run":
- (noun): A base hit on which the batter scores a run.
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