at-bat at-bat

Definition(s):

  • (n) (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

Usage(s):

  1. But will top-flight major leaguers like Yankee second baseman Chuck Knoblauch, whose at-bat rituals rival those of a Hindu mystic, really adjust to tighter limits on their behavior.
  2. It also will be the first at-bat for a team trying to score with a demographic that has largely turned away from baseball.

News

  1. Pitcher Lifts Pirates in Debut

    Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the seventh inning of his major league debut and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 victory over San Francisco.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Forsythe, Venable Homer to Lead Padres Over Braves

    Logan Forsythe homered in his first at-bat of the season, Will Venable added a three-run homer and Jason Marquis won his seventh straight decision to lead the San Diego Padres to a 7-6 victory against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Forsythe, Venable help Padres hold off Atlanta

    Logan Forsythe homered in his first at-bat of the season, Will Venable added a three-run homer and Jason Marquis won his seventh straight decision to lead the San Diego Padres to a 7-6 victory against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ESPN

Quotes

  1. "What did happen was kind of unfortunate. It's kind of something that, you know, I still have trouble believing that it happened that way," Quentin said Friday. "My last at-bat, the second pitch I fouled off against Lee. Something I've done...
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Carlos Quentin Source: USA Today

  2. "I think my age got me slower so I'm more able to time it a bit better," Bonds said with a smile after going 2-for-3 on Sunday. "I tip my cap to him, he came after me in every at-bat. He gave me something to hit."
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Barry Bonds Source: Forbes

  3. "I knew it was his first at-bat, but I tried to throw him a sinker away," Blanton said. "I threw it right down the middle and it didn't sink."
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Joe Blanton Source: AFP

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