On November 1, 1887 — 1887 – The Joint Rules Committee does away with the four-strike rule and with the scoring of walks as hits. Five balls for a walk remains the rule.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference November 16
National Pastime November 16
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project