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- n. An opportunity to hit.
- n. official at-bats. Batting opportunities minus walks, hit by pitches, and sacrifices
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- n. (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
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So, if you look at an average five-pitch at-bat, which is 10 pitches for two more outs, that's 40 pitches and that's pretty scary if you ask me.
Some have called his at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning on
Slow Out of the Gate Derek Jeter's 3-for-18 start this season for a .167 batting average matches the worst 18-at-bat stretch to begin any of his 16 full seasons with the Yankees.
Jeter led off the game for the Yankees, and Duensing admitted later that he was nervous during the at-bat because Monday was his first start of the season.
Of the six pitches Duensing threw during that at-bat, five were sinkers on the inside part of the plate.
He embraces what he does: "It's nice to have to concentrate really, really tough on that one at-bat," Stairs said of pinch-hitting hitting.
But it was those outings when he didn't have command over his full repertoire of pitches, or when some part of his body was hurting, where he had to improvise and grind through each at-bat.
Still, Jeter has used it for his at-bat song of late, as well as Philadelphia has no equivalent swat stars, with many of a citys tip bent carrying languished for years upon you guessed it Jay-Zs old label, Roc-A-Fella Records.
CLEVELAND—With all eyes on every at-bat he takes, Derek Jeter hadn't had a hit in three weeks, due to a combination of injury and ineffectiveness.
The researchers examined the batting averages of Major League Baseball hitters from 1975 to 2008, looking for evidence that crossing the .300 mark inspired unusual effort in a season's final games including sitting out a game, or an at-bat.
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