at the plate

idiom

baseball
: at home plate
The runner was tagged out at the plate.

Examples of at the plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melendez was initially called out at the plate, but the Royals challenged the call. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 6 June 2024 Pham was out at the plate — and there was contact with catcher William Contreras on the slide — for an inning-ending double play. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 2 June 2024 But Waves right fielder Connor Bradshaw had retrieved the errant throw from second and fired home, trying to throw out Peraza at the plate. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2024 The Cardinal had two runners thrown out at the plate in the inning, but RBI singles by Ava Gall, Aly Kaneshiro, and Caelen Koch stretched the lead and chased LSU starter Sydney Berzon. Harold Gutmann, The Mercury News, 27 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for at the plate 

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“At the plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20plate. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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