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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Since then, he’s taken off, raising his batting average .080 and his slugging percentage nearly .200. Wells Dusenbury,, "Top Marlins prospects Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison and Sixto Sanchez selected to All-Star Futures Game," 29 June 2019 The Colombian right-hander, signed during the 2016 international period, has struck out 67, posted a 1.20 WHIP and held opposing hitters to a .196 batting average. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: Padres pitching prospects headed to All-Star Futures Game," 28 June 2019 Richards, a two-time World Cup winner with the West Indies in the 1970s, has been firmly impressed not just by Kohli's batting, but his style of leadership. James Masters, CNN, "Virat Kohli's fan club: 103 million followers and Viv Richards," 27 June 2019 For the first time in his Twins career, Miguel Sano started a game batting in the No. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Willians Astudillo heads to IL with strained oblique," 27 June 2019 Luciano and Toribio have become fast friends, sharing van rides to the complex in the morning and batting in consecutive places in the order during games in the evening. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Power-hitting teenager Marco Luciano gives San Francisco Giants a reason to dream," 27 June 2019 Prince Harry, 34, tried his hand at batting during another visit to New York in 2013. Stephanie Petit,, "Watch a Young Prince Harry Throw Out Mets' First Pitch Before He Heads to Baseball Game in London!," 27 June 2019 Moran’s double gave him a .317 batting average and 22 RBIs in his last 26 starts. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Pirates make quick work of Brad Peacock, Astros," 27 June 2019 So Schwarber sat while Heyward, who entered Wednesday’s game with a .211 batting average against lefties, started against Keuchel. Mark Gonzales,, "Cubs haven’t been all right against left-handed starting pitchers," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of batting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Kids Definition of batting

: sheets of soft material (as cotton or wool) used mostly for stuffing quilts or packaging goods

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