from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A player's official turn at bat, counted in figuring batting average and other statistics, usually with walks, sacrifice hits, and instances of being hit by a pitch or being interfered with by the catcher discounted.

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  • phrase baseball In the batter's box.
  • noun baseball A final resolution to a batter's turn at the plate which does not result in a walk, a hit by pitch, a sacrifice hit or sacrifice fly, or catcher interference


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