Talk:Base on balls

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There is a separate article for the intentional walk; it would probably be more user-friendly if that article were merged here as a section. Chubbles 19:18, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

I disagree. The IBB, while a specialized case of the BB, is the subject of a good sized, nicely written article that covers that specifiic subject well. There is room enough for a more general article, like this one, and one on a more specific topic, like intentional base on balls. However, I have added the merge tag to this article so everyone knows about it. Gentgeen 23:36, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

I also disagree. Certainly, intentional walks should be mentioned under the heading of "base on balls," and they are, but it is a topic very much deserving of its own article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:21, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Article Merged[edit]

Article merged with intentional base on balls: See old talk-page here —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kuyabribri (talkcontribs) 05:00, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

That merge was reverted 2009 January. --P64 (talk) 16:05, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Origin of term "ball"[edit]

I have been trying to find out the logical reason a pitch outside the strike zone not swung at is called a "ball" and when the term was first used. (talk) 21:39, 25 October 2012 (UTC)