extra-base hit


Definition of extra-base hit

: a hit in baseball that lets the batter take more than one base : a double, triple, or home run He was on pace to collect 107 extra-base hits. (Only Babe Ruth, with 119 in 1921, and Lou Gehrig, with 117 in '27, had more.)— Tom Verducci Despite missing 17 games with a thigh injury, he has 10 home runs and ranks second on the team in runs batted in, is third in extra-base hits and fifth in runs scored.— Michael Martinez

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Abrams has at least two hits in 13 of those games and has piled up 15 extra-base hits – two homers, four triples and nine doubles – en route to fashioning a .443/.468/.705 batting line. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: Abrams’ hitting streak at 19 games; Urias’ swing prompts precautionary exit," 13 July 2019 Mancini’s first half had him in the top 20 in the American League in numerous stats, including batting average (.300), doubles (19), home runs (17), extra-base hits (38) and OPS (.888). Nathan Ruiz, baltimoresun.com, "One year after trading spree, examining who the Orioles might move this year," 5 July 2019 In 28 ⅓ previous innings inside this ballpark, Miley allowed only two home runs and 14 total extra-base hits. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros battle on the road to sweep series against Rockies," 4 July 2019 The first five batters in the Phillies' order went 1 for 17 with eight strikeouts and no extra-base hits. Steven Wine, sun-sentinel.com, "Anderson, Cooper anchor Marlins’ win over Phillies," 29 June 2019 After a 1-2-3 second, the Raiders finally got a chance to show off their big bats, clubbing a single and two extra-base hits in a two-run fourth. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Walk-off blooper caps comeback victory for Alexandria," 19 June 2019 On the shoulders of newcomer Austin Slater, the Giants ripped off nine extra-base hits, slugged three home runs, crushed Padres rookie southpaw Logan Allen and cruised to a 13-2 win. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants reap the benefits from outfield changes, Slater crushes Padres in season debut," 1 July 2019 Furthermore, Dickerson became just the second Giant since 1900 with four extra-base hits in his first two games, the first being Mark Wasinger in 1987. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "An Alex Dickerson encore, Giants beat Diamondbacks," 22 June 2019 More on Tigers: Jones, 27, is hitting .421 with four home runs, seven additional extra-base hits and 14 RBI in his past 16 games. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers put JaCoby Jones at leadoff spot with Niko Goodrum ailing," 12 June 2019

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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baseball : a double, triple, or home run

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