batting cage


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The 46,0000-square-foot venue has 12 indoor Batting Bays, similar to batting cages (without the cage) that use state-of-the-art soft-toss pitching technology to safely toss pitches over the strike zone. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 9 May 2023 Near the Left Field stage, baseball fans could test their swing at the batting cages or their throw at the pitching cages. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 25 Feb. 2023 When Canada played an exhibition game Thursday against the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park, they were permitted to use only one of the Cubs’ 12 indoor hitting cages, with a caveat — Only Freeman and O’Neill were permitted to use the batting cage. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2023 Third baseman Josh Donaldson has been doing some running as well as getting plenty of swings in the batting cage, but his return to action remains a ways away. La Velle E. Neal Iii, Star Tribune, 11 Aug. 2020 No one has more accolades than Trout: 10-time All-Star, nine-time Silver Slugger winner, three-time American League MVP. DeRosa couldn’t help but stand back and listen Thursday morning listening to Trout and Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. talk about hitting in the batting cage. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2023 As the team gathered from all parts of the Czech Republic that Saturday night, with most of the squad in attendance at the cramped indoor batting cages, the coach played a looped recording of crowd noise from the Tokyo Dome through a portable speaker — yelling, singing and drumming. David Waldstein Nina Riggio, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2023 Cleveland held an optional workout Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium for players to throw outside and hit in the indoor batting cage. Mike Fitzpatrick, ajc, 13 Oct. 2022 On Saturday in Chicago, Smith spent several innings of that day’s game in an indoor batting cage at Wrigley Field working with strength coach Vaughn Robinson and assistant hitting coach Rick Short. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 25 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of batting cage was in 1891

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“Batting cage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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