batting

noun
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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By a team: Five consecutive home runs, four pinch homers, nine teammates homer, two batting cycles, a marlins cycle, a padres no-hitter, a birthday no-hitter, 20 strikeout no-hitter, and two 4-strikeout innings. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers Dugout: Looking at a potential playoff roster," 13 Sep. 2019 Yarbrough has held batters to a .195 batting average. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers odds, picks and best bets," 10 Sep. 2019 Once dry, make arms by pushing toothpicks into both sides, then wrapping in cotton batting; secure with hot glue. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Ghostly Gourds," 9 Sep. 2019 In 2018, Baez had a breakout season with a .289 batting average, 34 home runs and 111 RBIs and finished second to Christian Yelich in the NL most valuable player voting. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Javier Baez likely out for the rest of the regular season with a fractured thumb but hopes to play in October," 9 Sep. 2019 Duncan finished his career with a .257 batting average, 55 home runs and 175 RBIs throughout his five seasons with the Cardinals. Fox News, "Chris Duncan, former Cardinals outfielder and ESPN radio host, dead at 38 from brain cancer," 8 Sep. 2019 At issue: In four games in September, Rockies pitchers have a 7.64 ERA with a .317 batting average against. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Nolan Arenado has a shot at career year, despite Rockies’ struggles," 5 Sep. 2019 Of Astros starters pitching with two outs this season, only Justin Verlander’s opposing batting averaging of .173 (37-for-214) was stingier than Greinke’s .199 (38-for-191). Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Rays take see-saw battle from Astros to avoid sweep," 29 Aug. 2019 Zach Allen has a knack for batting down passes The Cardinals’ rookie defensive end, who has assumed a starting role since the release of Darius Philon, continues to impress. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "5 things we learned about Arizona Cardinals in preseason loss to Vikings," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of batting

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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batting

noun
bat·​ting | \ ˈba-tiŋ How to pronounce batting (audio) \

Kids Definition of batting

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

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