batter's eye


Definition of batter's eye

: a dark-colored area or structure (such as a wall or screen) that is situated behind center field and that is intended to minimize visual distractions in the line of sight of a batter who is tracking a pitched ball Strawberry then hit a monster shot just to the right of the batter's eye in center field, about 440 feet from home plate. — Jim Donaghy, Associated Press, 9 June 1990 The top section of the batter's eye will be a semi-transparent green screen that will allow fans roaming the concourse to see the game without affecting the batter's view.— Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 18 Feb. 2002 The Boston Ivy will grow up the center field wall and batter's eye and give O'Brien Field a look reminiscent of Wrigley Field. — Jim Ruppert, State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois), 3 Oct. 2004

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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