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  • noun Plural form of at-bat.


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  • "He takes quality at-bats, which is what everybody is trying to do, but he does it more consistently than almost anyone," Garrido said.

    The Seattle Times

  • Not until ‘48, with McCarthy—and presumably his influences—long gone, did Priddy really start hitting the Yankees; from ‘48 through ‘51, he batted .311 over 336 at-bats, which is particularly impressive considering the Yankees were obviously the best team in the league, winning three World Series in those years.


  • "All I can control is having good at-bats, trying to hit the ball hard and hoping it finds some holes."

    An Increasingly Unlikely Feat

  • "To beat one of the best closers in the game, at their field, down two runs, ninth inning, it's unbelievable," said Figgins, who had not been on base in 12 at-bats until the ninth-inning walk.

    Angels win in stunning fashion, head to ALCS

  • Now, they can bring up limitless video clips of at-bats and pitching performances, and view what they see in the context of data crunched by the Yankees' quantitative analysis department, which uses the numbers to find new ways to identify undervalued players.

    How the Yankees Play the Market

  • Through Wednesday, Bay was hitless in his last 23 at-bats, a career-long slump.

    Niese Dazzles, Helps Mets Top Brewers

  • Just to have good at-bats and make (the roster decision) tough on them.

    Impressive spring boosts Cubs rookie Tyler Colvin

  • Four hits in five at-bats, bringing Jeter's average from an abysmal .221 to a respectable .257.

    Jeter Tallies Four Hits in Win

  • Matsui had a .244 average with three RBI in 45 career at-bats against Martinez, including the postseason, but had taken him deep twice.

    Matsui makes most of 3 starts, wins Series MVP

  • Tejada entered Monday's game hitting .321 through 78 at-bats—a huge jump from his .213 average while playing for the Mets last season.

    Tejada Earns a Long Look From Collins


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