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

Examples of extra-base hit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next day, Betts snatched away what would have been an extra-base hit with a leaping grab at the wall in Game 6. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers’ Mookie Betts wins Gold Glove, as does Angels’ Griffin Canning," 3 Nov. 2020 Perhaps most mystifying, Mookie Betts hit just .200 with one extra-base hit and two RBI in 64 plate appearances vs. southpaws in 2020. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "World Series simulation: Masterful pitching helps Rays even series with Dodgers," 21 Oct. 2020 Other than Nelson Cruz, no Twin recorded an extra-base hit or an RBI in two games against the Astros. Star Tribune, "Ending era of playoff failure may best be a job for youngest Twins," 2 Oct. 2020 Travis d’Arnaud banged out his fourth extra-base hit of the series, a two-run double, to key a four-run third inning that broke a scoreless tie. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Braves finish off sweep of Marlins with another shutout, advance to NLCS," 8 Oct. 2020 Springer doubled to shallow left for his 25th career postseason extra-base hit in the leadoff spot, moving past Derek Jeter for most ever, according to Stats Perform. Beth Harris, orlandosentinel.com, "Carlos Correa helps Astros to rally past A’s 10-5 in ALDS opener," 5 Oct. 2020 Before Arizona released him, Lamb was 5-for-43 this season with one extra-base hit, a double, and one RBI in 18 games. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "A’s Jake Lamb making an early impact as late-season addition," 19 Sep. 2020 Jose Altuve had his first extra-base hit since Aug. 22, a span of 42 at-bats, with a double into the right-center field gap in the seventh inning. Jose M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, "Kole Calhoun homers twice in Diamondbacks' win over Astros," 19 Sep. 2020 The right-hander struck out six, walked one and allowed only one extra-base hit — Valaika's homer leading off the seventh. David Ginsburg, Star Tribune, "Red Sox hand Orioles 5th straight loss 7-1 behind Eovaldi," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of extra-base hit

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Extra-base hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra-base%20hit. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of extra-base hit

baseball : a double, triple, or home run

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