batting cage

noun

Definition of batting cage

: a screen placed around the back and sides of the home plate area to stop baseballs during batting practice

Examples of batting cage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hitting coaches spend their careers in the batting cage doing one thing -- coaching hitters. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 15 Oct. 2021 Long said initially, Mountcastle was the type of hitter to take a dozen soft tosses in the batting cage and be ready to go. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 16 Sep. 2021 Then nagging leg injuries surfaced, limiting his time in the batting cage, and the slump spiraled out of control. Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 After the game, Braun said several of her players likely would head to an area batting cage to work even more on their hitting. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 6 June 2021 Bullpen catcher Tim Remes retrieved the milestone baseball, which surpassed the wall and landed near the visiting batting cage. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 24 Aug. 2021 Jo Adell walked out of the batting cage and into the classroom on Tuesday afternoon. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2021 Mid-afternoon Monday at Oracle Park, well before the Giants’ scheduled batting practice, some San Francisco hitters were in the batting cage, practicing their bunting. Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Aug. 2021 Castellanos was constantly chatting around the batting cage, carrying a long conversation with San Diego Padres stars Manny Machado, who grew up in the same area of South Florida, and Fernando Tatis Jr. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of batting cage

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of batting cage was in 1891

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Last Updated

22 Oct 2021

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“Batting cage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batting%20cage. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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