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 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 The first break that inning came when Brandon Woodruff threw a 3-2 pitch to Joey Votto that appeared a bit inside but was called strike three by home plate umpire Shane Livensparger. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Aug. 2020 Mitchell started to swing, checked it, then stood unbelieving as umpire Babe Pinelli, working behind the plate for the last time before retirement, called strike three. Mike Kupper, Los Angeles Times, 1 Jan. 2020 And Minor got the milestone K on the next pitch when umpire C.B. Bucknor called strike three on a pitch that appeared to be up and maybe out of the zone. Stephen Hawkins, Houston Chronicle, 26 Sep. 2019 Nine of his 18 called strikes arrived against the four-seamer. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, 4 July 2019 Pro-secession student groups have marched and called strikes and sit-ins, pressuring several universities in Catalonia to cancel some classes and make attendance optional so students can join protests. Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2019 Breaking pitches that bounce in front of the catcher before crossing home plate have also been called strikes because the software has detected that the ball crossed the front of the plate even with the batter's knee. Jacob Bogage,, 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of called strike

1869, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jul 2021

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“Called strike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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