called strike


Definition of called strike

: a pitched baseball not struck at by the batter that passes through the strike zone

Examples of called strike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The one called strike came in the fifth inning, against McCarty, a six-pitch at-bat for Trout. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 Díaz had already tossed his bat aside and was headed toward first base when plate umpire Vic Carapazza called strike three. Mark Didtler, ajc, 4 Sep. 2022 Occasionally the rock masses on either side of these faults jolt against each other instead of sliding slowly, leading to what are called strike-slip earthquakes. Sasha Warren, Scientific American, 24 June 2022 Missing 16 pitches might not seem like a lot, but Umpire Scorecards said 11 of 48 called strikes (77% – the average called strike accuracy is 88%) were actually true balls. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2022 That called strike three to Freeman seven seasons ago looked high, Matzek was told. Ray Glier, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 Jonathan Loaisiga’s 99 mph sinker caught the bottom of the zone, according to plate umpire Mike Estabrook, who called strike three. Lamond Pope,, 16 Aug. 2021 In the bottom of the sixth after a suspect called strike 3, Sos began the rally with a sharp single to center. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 June 2021 The pitch was over the plate and initially called strike three. Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of called strike

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Called strike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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