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

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Looks like that extra work in the batting cage yesterday and today with hitting coaches John Mallee and Pedro Guerrero is making a difference. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Maikel Franco's four-hit game propels Phillies win over Nationals," 23 June 2018 The visiting teams finally have some amenities — batting cages, video room, weight room, an ATM in the tunnel between the dugout and clubhouse and a meeting space. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Wrigley Field renovations continue as a work in (mostly favorable) progress," 20 Apr. 2018 The east and southeast part of the site have ball diamonds that are fenced and lighted, and to the north are two batting cages and a storage area. Gary Gibula, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Park Board OKs plans for ambitious Southwest Community Park, with first phase open by 2020," 16 June 2018 Estep, who built his baseball training business from scratch 25 years ago, has batting cages, pitching mounds and an infield in the 40,000-square foot indoor facility, which is open year-round. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "University baseball will play for first state championship in school history," 15 June 2018 Part of that complex is the NX Level building that opened in 2015, a facility with 80 yards of indoor artificial turf, a basketball court, batting cages and a bevy of training options. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No. 1 overall? Waukesha's Jarred Kelenic gears up for MLB draft, where he could become highest-ever Wisconsin high school pick," 11 May 2018 The other is further south, also in the town, with an obvious emphasis on baseball, complete with an indoor diamond plus batting cages on two levels. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jarred Kelenic's success partly relied on training at Waukesha facilities built by his dad, who hopes he can help more athletes," 13 June 2018 Since 2012, District 203 spent more than $634,000 enhancing the varsity baseball field, bricking the backstop, adding screening and foul poles, renovating the press box, constructing handicap-accessible bleachers and installing batting cages. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Dad demands equal spending on baseball and softball at Naperville Central: 'Title IX was enacted in 1972'," 9 June 2018 Unfamiliar clubhouses and batting cages are not as comfortable as those in the home ballpark. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres on the road again — and again and again," 8 June 2018

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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