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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • In the batter's box.
  • n. 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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