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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Houston struck four extra-base hits against Shields in the first three innings. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros rough up White Sox again to reach 60 wins," 8 July 2018 Then, as a hitter, a single is an RBI without having to get extra-base hits. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Jon Jay ignites offense as Diamondbacks trounce Pirates," 21 June 2018 Franco went on a tear in late April but has two extra-base hits in 24 games since May 10. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Phillies return home seeking more offense from shortstop, third base | Extra Innings," 8 June 2018 Freddy Galvis’ ninth-inning triple gave him seven extra-base hits over the past nine games. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres notes: Mitchell 'better'; Renfroe right on," 2 June 2018 The rookie, the Cardinals' No. 3 prospect, had just recorded his third extra-base hit since being recalled on Friday. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Royals shut out by Cardinals to start the I-70 series in St. Louis | The Kansas City Star," 21 May 2018 The Reds, the only NL team with a worse record at 5-19, had 49 extra-base hits and were last with 16 homers. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Stats mirror Marlins' dreadful start; series win in L.A. offers hope," 26 Apr. 2018 The Hornets enter the in-state contest hitting .267 as a team, including 54 extra-base hits. Samford Athletics, AL.com, "Samford baseball looks to avenge earlier loss to Alabama State at home Tuesday," 2 Apr. 2018 Junior Casey McGinness, the standout running back and one of CovCath’s top college recruits, hits .377 with 10 extra-base hits including three home runs. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "One on one between Moeller, Covington Catholic," 4 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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