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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Tatis’ homer was the only extra-base hit for the Missions (37-22). Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fernando Tatis Jr. hits 11th homer with Missions," 8 June 2018 Netz overcame the extra-base hit by inducing a pop up from senior catcher Taryn Harris followed by a 6-4 double play on a soft liner from Kathleen Knudsen in which Abboud leaned too far off and was doubled up. Andrew J. Campa, latimes.com, "Cox's home run blasts La Cañada softball into quarterfinals," 23 May 2018 Jace Peterson led off the ninth inning with a double for the first extra-base hit but was stranded at third to end the game. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles strand season-high 14 base runners in 5-0 loss, drop three of four in Boston," 20 May 2018 Seven of the Tide's extra-base hits were doubles, also registering a new season high for Alabama. Samford Athletics, AL.com, "Samford baseball takes 12-game winning streak to Tuscaloosa to face Tide Tuesday," 16 Apr. 2018 The lone extra-base hit, a Cheslor Cuthbert double to lead-off the top of the second inning, produced the game’s only run. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers can't shake off bad weather in 1-0 loss to K.C. Royals," 3 Apr. 2018 Hedges entered Tuesday with one hit in his last 14 plate appearances, one extra-base hit in his last 19 games and a .547 on-base-plus-slugging mark since the All-Star break, worst among all catchers with at least 90 plate appearances. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "At the plate, Austin Hedges' first full year has been a grind," 5 Sep. 2017 Duke, playing for its first CWS appearance since 1961, had six extra-base hits and scored double-digit runs for the third time in seven NCAA Tournament games. Eric Olson, The Seattle Times, "Washington, Mississippi St. go extras to earn berths in CWS," 10 June 2018 Aaron Hicks added a two-run homer in the ninth for New York, which had a season-high 10 extra-base hits. Stephen Hawkins, courant.com, "Gleyber Torres Homers Twice Off Bartolo Colon As Yankees Beat Rangers," 22 May 2018

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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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