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A hitter can reach first base by:
Hit by Pitch
Strikeout (if the ball gets past the catcher on the strike 3 call)
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All the ways Bogerk lists plus:
!) defensive obstruction (runner interfered with by an infielder)
2) catcher interference (bat swing impeded by the catcher)
You can also get to first as a pinch runner, provided that there is someone there already. (yeah, I know, I'm reaching on that one)
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