A hit (often abbreviated to H) occurs when a batter hits a thrown pitch into fair territory, and safely reaches base without benefit from a fielder's error or a fielder's choice. A hit is also a common team statistic which is recorded in a box or linescore.
To achieve a hit, the batter must hit the ball into fair territory and then reach first base without being put out by a fielder catching the ball before it touches the ground, and without being tagged or forced out at first base.
A batter may still record a hit and be out in the same play, if for example they safely reach first base and are tagged out while trying for second base.
As a pitching statistic
For pitchers, a similar statistic is recorded, hit allowed (abbreviated to HA), which occurs each time a batter reaches base safely on a hit while they are pitching.
Some pitchers may pitch a "no-hitter" or a game in which they allow no hits at all. To count as a no-hit game, a pitcher must complete the game (by pitching 9.0 complete innings. A "perfect" game occurs when, in addition to pitching a ho-hit game, a pitcher also allows no batters on base as a result of a walk.
Batting Hit records
The all-time career record for hits is held by hall of famer Carl Simms, at 1,655.
|# of games||Player||Team||Date ended|
|34||David Baker||Minneapolis Ravens||August 15, 2018|
|31||Miguel Ortega||Calgary Inferno||July 14, 2014|
|30||Eric Mail||Montreal Metros||27 June, 2000|
|29||Prennick Argon||San Diego Seagulls||30 June, 2000|
|28||Ben Day||California Tidals||6 August, 2000|
|27||Always Rosy||San Diego Seagulls||9 July, 1996|
|27||Carl Simms||Nevada Speeders||8 August, 2001|
|26||Chuck Provost||Montreal Metros||4 July, 1996|
|25||Cola Classique||Seattle Salts||30 July, 1997|
|25||Miguel Ortega||Seattle Salts||22 July, 2007|
|25||Paulo Tilano||Nevada Speeders||2 July, 1999|
|25||Xavier de Soto||Kingston Cannons||3 September, 2016|
|25||Xavier de Soto||Kingston Cannons||3 August, 2015|
Pitching Hits Allowed records
There have only been 13 no-hitters pitched during the modern era of the Bull League.
† indicates the game was a "perfect game" (no walks allowed).
|11 August, 1998||Sanford Klondike||Richmond Ravens||Seattle Salts|
|20 June, 1999||Johnny Fielding||San Diego Seagulls||California Tidals|
|27 August, 2001||Vinicius Traado||Richmond Ravens||San Diego Seagulls|
|8 July, 2002||Pirate Pete†||Denver Highlanders||Chicago Pit Bulls|
|2 July, 2003||Iron Arm||Chicoutimi Cinquantes||Kingston Battlements|
|28 July, 2003||Angelo Rodriguez||Ohio Oxen||Kingston Battlements|
|June 12, 2005||Roberto Cuebas||Denver Highlanders||Calgary Chinooks|
|8 July, 2010||Connor Pearce||Chicago Pit Bulls||Richmond Ravens|
|13 August, 2010||Micah Jones||Ohio Oxen||Chicoutimi Cinquantes|
|28 July, 2013||Jose Castaneda||New York Minutemen||Hamilton Crusaders|
|20 August, 2013||Todd Brooks||Boston Brawlers||Ohio Oxen|
|26 July, 2014||Noe Giron Jr.||Jacksonville Ravens||Nevada Speeders|
|4 June, 2017||Judson Martel||Montreal Metros||Battle Creek Attack|
- Bull Baseball League Accomplishments: Hitting Streaks. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/league_100_accomplishments_11.html. 13 May 2018. Accessed: 4 August 2018.
- Bull Baseball League Accomplishments: No-hitters. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/league_100_accomplishments_5.html. 13 May 2018. Accessed: 4 August 2018.