from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. A batter who has failed to make any base hits over a period of time, usually one game
  • adj. A team that has no hits over a period of time, usually part of one game

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no hits scored; -- of a baseball game (or the pitching) in which a pitcher allows the opponent no hits.
  • adj. Having no points scored.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no points scores
  • adj. (of a batter) without a hit


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  • The Mets were held to four hits — they went hitless from the second through the eighth innings — and stranded 11 runners in a 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday that abruptly ended a season that for so long seemed as though it would inevitably lead to the World Series.

    Bad time for Mets' bats to go silent

  • But free agent acquisition Drew went 0-for-5 to remain hitless in 22 at-bats this year.

  • Tampa Bay's two home runs Sunday set a postseason record for AL teams with 25, but Carlos Pena and Evan Longoria remain hitless.

    Rays on the brink down 3-1, face tough task vs. Hamels

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  • Technically, Jackson took a no-hitter into the fifth, but he did it ugly, issuing five walks and giving up two runs despite holding the Yankees hitless.

    Swisher, Yanks Break Out the Bats Against White Sox

  • That sound kept Duda in the Mets' lineup throughout the first half of September, even though he went hitless in 33 of his first 34 big-league at-bats.

    Duda an Enticing Option for Mets

  • Lidge hit Mark Teixeira, bringing up Rodriguez, who was hitless in his first four plate appearances.

    A-Rod's clutch hit in 9th puts Yanks on brink of Series title

  • He held the Marlins hitless through 5 1/3 innings but wound up allowing four runs (three earned) in seven innings.

    National League Team Notes

  • Clearly relieved from the pressure built up from the hitless skid, Jeter felt reinvigorated as well.

    One Season

  • One inning later, he placed his masterpiece on the shelf, and allowed Mariano Rivera to close the game with a hitless ninth.

    One Season


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