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 The 19-year-old prospect, ranked No. 23 in the organization by MLB Pipeline, had spent the sixth months in the Dominican Republic, practicing in a batting cage inside his home. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Here's what Detroit Tigers prospect Adinso Reyes is working on after COVID-19 bout," 21 Nov. 2020 Instead, Ripken was getting treatment and testing his knee in the indoor batting cage. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Cal Ripken looks back on 25th anniversary of breaking Lou Gehrig's record," 7 Sep. 2020 But the quick-moving Zeta brought its impacts to the New Orleans area shortly later, damaging power lines and sending many into outages, tossing debris and even a batting cage into streets and other areas. Jeff Nowak, NOLA.com, "Scenes from Hurricane Zeta: Landfall in Cocodrie, flying debris, more as storm lashes Louisiana," 28 Oct. 2020 Phillips ducked down to the batting cage to take a handful of swings in the cage, just in case. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "The Rays Stun Dodgers After Wild Comeback in Game 4 of World Series," 25 Oct. 2020 Manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger took some swings in the batting cage before the game and could be back for Thursday's series finale. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, "Betts hits tying HR in 9th, Dodgers beat Diamondbacks in 10," 3 Sep. 2020 Shed Long, Kyle Seager, Marco Gonzales and San Diego’s Tommy Pham, Austin Hedges and Manny Machado, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune – met shortly afterward at the batting cage. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "'Deeply personal': Six teams, several players refuse to play as Jacob Blake protests extend to MLB," 27 Aug. 2020 Donaldson did machine cardio work on Monday, took ground balls and has continued to take batting practice and work in the batting cage. Brian Hall, Star Tribune, "Cruz homers twice; Twins beat Royals 4-1," 17 Aug. 2020 The center field fence sign read 480 feet, and throwing from behind home plate, Rocky flew the 480 and the ball landed far beyond it, atop the batting cage. ... Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Seeing, er, talking to, a man about a horse, and Del Mar," 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of batting cage

1891, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2020

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“Batting cage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batting%20cage. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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