American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Baseball A player's official turn to bat, counted in figuring a batting average unless the catcher interferes or unless the player is hit by the ball, makes a sacrifice hit, or is walked.
“At the schoolhouse my former chums were in the yard playing stickball, squeezing in the last at bat before Mr. Proctor, the headmaster, called them back inside for their afternoon lessons.”
“But the damage had been done, and the Pelicans would take their last turn at bat against Preacher Wil trailing by six runs.”
“Offensive interference is an act by the team at bat which interferes with, obstructs, impedes, hinders or confuses any fielder attempting to make a play.”
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A big part of my life - for now. Maybe someday I'll have a "My Major League Baseball Life." If so, free tickets for all Wordies.
Looking for tweets for at bat.