A Home run (abbreviated to HR) is scored when a ball is hit in such as way that the batter is able to run around and touch all of the bases and safely reach home plate, and where no errors by fielders occur during the play.
A home run normally occurs when a ball is batted over the outfield fence, between either of the foul poles, of a baseball stadium. These are referred to an automatic home run.
A home run can also occur when the batted ball remains in play within the playing field, and the batter is still able to circle the bases and reach home plate before the fielding team is able to get the batter out. These rare instances are referred to "inside-the-park" home runs.
A home run also results in one or more runs batted in, depending on whether there were any base-runners on bases at the time the home run was hit. When a home run is hit with all three bases occupied ("bases loaded") is referred to as a grand slam.
Home run records
Hall of Fame right fielder Bill Schaffer holds the league record for most home runs hit in a single game. On June 4, 1997, while playing for the Chicago Pit Bulls, he went 4-for-4 against the Richmond Ravens, hitting a home run in all four at bats.
- Bull Baseball League. Accomplishments. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/reports/html/2016/history/league_100_accomplishments_1.html. Accessed 10 August 2016.