called strike


Definition of called strike

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

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Twenty of Morton's pitches were called strikes and another 14 were swung upon and missed. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Charlie Morton dominant in Astros' win over Yankees," 1 May 2018 Also, at least one of the pitches Richard put squarely at the bottom of the zone and should have been called strike three was instead called ball four. Kevin Acee,, "Clayton Richard does what he does for Padres," 16 June 2018 Joey Votto was ejected by home plate umpire Carlos Torres after Votto was rung up on three straight called strikes in the first inning. John Fay,, "Cincinnati Reds come back late to beat Atlanta Braves 6-5 and take series," 27 June 2018 Third-year umpire Nic Lentz, 28, is the only umpire to call strike three against Harper this year. Staff,, "Nine Innings: The Fear-Inducing Yankees, Examining MLB's Trends and Banning the Shift," 14 May 2018 He’s teamed up with Big League Impact and Food for the Hungry — a charity that provides food, water and more to communities in need — in a campaign called Striking Out Poverty. Mike Persak,, "Marlins' Dan Straily using strikeouts to give back," 18 June 2018 Eleven of the 30 two-seamers Keuchel tossed were called strikes. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Dallas Keuchel, Astros top Royals for 10th straight victory," 16 June 2018 Fifty of them produced nine swings and misses and 10 others were called strikes. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Walkoff homer sends Indians over Astros in 14th inning," 27 May 2018 The final accounting: five whiffs, three weak outs, five balls, three foul balls and one called strike. Michael Beller,, "Jake Odorizzi Is the Twins' Latest Addition And He's Showing Off a Refashioned Curveball," 4 Apr. 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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