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Old 06-03-04, 11:07 AM
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Baseball ?: If you steal home, do you get an RBI?

Silly question I know, but my mind is wandering this AM.

If you hit a home run, driving yourself in, you get an RBI, so why not if you steal home?

Also, it is proper to use 'an' instead of 'a' in front of certain non-vowel-starting words, mainly acronyms, right?
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Because you were not at the plate when the run was generated.
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I guess I should have thought about the words themselves....runs batted in.
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The batter gets the RBI.
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Re: Baseball ?: If you steal home, do you get an RBI?

Originally posted by Trevor

Also, it is proper to use 'an' instead of 'a' in front of certain non-vowel-starting words, mainly acronyms, right?
One is supposed to use the word "an" whenever it comes in front of a word that sounds like it starts with a vowel. In this case, RBI starts like "are" which begins with a vowel, therefore you use "an".
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Originally posted by TruGator
The batter gets the RBI.
That's interesting. So I guess it would be the same for wild pitches or passed balls or other errors?

So someone gets an RBI for every run scored?

What about balks?

Thanks for humoring my refusal to get my information from anywhere besides DVDTalk. I know I could answer these questions at some baseball site.....
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The batter does not get an RBI when another player steals home.
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Re: Re: Baseball ?: If you steal home, do you get an RBI?

Originally posted by TruGator
One is supposed to use the word "an" whenever it comes in front of a word that sounds like it starts with a vowel. In this case, RBI starts like "are" which begins with a vowel, therefore you use "an".
Thanks.

There are also occasions where you use an 'a' in front of a vowel-starting word/acronym.

I decided to do some work myself, so here's a site with some info, but I don't see an easy list of the 'rules' there. http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/d...s.htm#articles
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Again, based on sound.

An eatery.
A European (Y-sounding) eatery.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
The batter does not get an RBI when another player steals home.
this is correct
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Originally posted by leepyswetr
Again, based on sound.

An eatery.
A European (Y-sounding) eatery.
Also, be careful with words beginning with "h". Many of them are preceeded by "an" because many "h" words begin with an unsounded "h"... such as

an honorable peace
an honest error

I beleive commonwealth countries use "an" before ALL h-words... such as "an hotel", in which case they don't pronounce the h at all.
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Only slightly off topic but when was the last time a player stole home anyway?
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Originally posted by kenbuzz
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Only slightly off topic but when was the last time a player stole home anyway?
Omar Vizquel tried to steal home with Matt Lawton at the plate in a game earlier against Baltimore. He failed, but thats just because Omar thinks he is 27 and not 37, and thinks he can still steal home.
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Originally posted by lisadoris
Only slightly off topic but when was the last time a player stole home anyway?
Was it Spiezio in the 2002 ALCS?
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Scott Podsednik stole home against the Cubs last year but I don't know if it has happened since then.
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Vizquel stole home last year against the Tigers.

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