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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The home runs are just one piece of an overall power surge for Vazquez, who took a .302 batting average — second on the team — into Saturday’s game against the Dodgers. Nick Kelly,, "Christian Vazquez’s swing has him on the rise," 13 July 2019 Shohei Ohtani is taking advantage of his batting only campaign, showcasing prodigious power and sparking a lively offense. Maria Torres,, "Loss of Tyler Skaggs tough for Angels on the field as well as off in the second half," 11 July 2019 Since June 1, Austin has regressed as his batting average is stuck below .200 while his strikeout rate is now above 40 percent. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "San Francisco Giants: 25 big questions for 25 players at the All-Star break," 10 July 2019 Davis, by comparison, has been a wreck at Coors: 9.20 ERA, .313 batting average against and two home runs surrendered. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "3 big keys to the Rockies’ second-half playoff chances," 7 July 2019 His batting average this week, after the injury hiatus, is .318. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Indians' Trayvon Robinson's rise from darkness, fall from big leagues and return to the light," 2 July 2019 Felder, a right-handed hitter, led NMSU with a .357 batting average with 12 home runs, 16 doubles and a team-high 46 RBIs. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Oregon softball adds infielder Mya Felder, WAC freshman of the year," 2 July 2019 Here are five of note, although there are more: Jorge Polanco, SS, 26 — A starter in the July 9 All-Star Game, Polanco’s .320 batting average is second in the American League behind Boston’s Rafael Devers’ .322. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Halfway home, Twins in the driver’s seat," 1 July 2019 Or check out some notable batting averages: Brandon Belt at .225, Buster Posey at .230, Brandon Crawford at .218 and Joe Panik at .236. Ron Kroichick,, "Giants’ Bochy on first half: ‘The offense is not what I thought it would be’," 28 June 2019

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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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