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A walk or base on balls occurs when a player gets on base by drawing four balls from the pitcher. A walk may be intentional.

For batters, it counts as a plate appearance, but not as an at-bat; a high number of walks drawn is a sign of a good batting eye, or of a very dangerous hitter that pitchers are trying to pitch around.

A walk is also a statistic for pitchers, where a high number of walks allowed indicates a lack of control.

All Time Leaders
Span Player Total Notes
Career Barry Bonds 2,558
Season Barry Bonds 232 2004
Game Walt Wilmot 6 August 22, 1891
Game Jimmie Foxx 6 June 16, 1938
NPB Career Sadaharu Oh 2,390
NPB Season Sadaharu Oh 158 1974
Cuban National League Career Antonio Muñoz 1,551
Cuban National League Season Juan Manrique 105 2002-2003
AAGPBL Career Dorothy Schroeder 696
AAGPBL Season Sophie Kurys 93 1946
AAGPBL Game Irene Hickson 5 June 13, 1946
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