bat·​ting | \ ˈba-tiŋ How to pronounce batting (audio) \

Definition of batting

1a : the action of one who bats
b : the use of or ability with a bat
2 : layers or sheets of raw cotton or wool or of synthetic fibrous material used for lining quilts or for stuffing or packaging also : a blanket of thermal insulation (such as fiberglass)

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Stat of the Week Chris Davis’ two-season 0-fer streak reached 0 for 50 this week — meaning the Orioles slugger would need to get 22 straight hits to get his batting average since mid-September to above .300. Dwight Perry / Sideline Chatter, The Seattle Times, "Sideline Chatter: Pac-12 hoops fans might bring pitchforks and torches to Clippers games," 12 Apr. 2019 Betts, a two-time All-Star, leads the majors with a .359 batting average and has 17 home runs and 37 RBI and is one of five players in the AL East leading their respective position in vote totals. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "Red Sox's Mookie Betts is the top All-Star vote-getter in the AL," 12 June 2018 India leads the Gators, currently one win away from winning the Gainesville Regional, with a .364 batting average, .733 slugging percentage, 18 home runs and 60 runs scored as a junior. David Furones,, "Heritage-Delray, Florida Gators infielder Jonathan India drafted fifth by Reds," 5 June 2018 Before Saturday’s Class 4A Warren Sectional championship game against Palatine, Britton hit 15 home runs with 40 RBIs to go with a .459 batting average. Bob Narang, Lake County News-Sun, "Palatine's hitting too much for Caitlyn Britton and Warren softball to overcome in sectional final loss," 3 June 2018 The veterans will watch batting practice and then head to the Club Lounge for the game. Marc Bona,, "Cleveland Indians announce community-outreach programs," 10 Apr. 2018 Even the bottom of the Red Sox batting order—theoretically a rare bit of reprieve for opponents—has been a devastating force in October. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Red Sox Concerns Fade as They Roll Into the World Series," 19 Oct. 2018 The third baseman is hitting .440 since being placed in the eighth spot in the batting order eight games ago. Bob Brookover,, "Enyel De Los Santos' arm and Maikel Franco's bat guide Phillies into first | Extra Innings," 11 July 2018 League City Red made sure there wouldn’t be a two-game losing streak going into the Coast Region Tournament when the meat of the batting order had a great IF game. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "League City Red ekes out Section Pony crown over League City White," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of batting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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bat·​ting | \ ˈba-tiŋ How to pronounce batting (audio) \

Kids Definition of batting

: sheets of soft material (as cotton or wool) used mostly for stuffing quilts or packaging goods

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