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 Rangers have just five extra-base hits from third base in that six-week period, only one homer. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023 The home run was Devers’s 400th career extra-base hit. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2023 With the count at three balls, two strikes, the lefty Heyse smashed a low fastball just short of the right field fence 325 feet away, far enough for an extra-base hit. Bob Davis, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2023 Even this season in his first taste of Class AAA, Manzardo had 30 extra-base hits (19 doubles and 11 homers) with 11 HR and 38 RBI in 73 games, batting .238 (.784 OPS). Terry Pluto, cleveland, 31 July 2023 That continued with Double-A Bowie this year, but since he was sent back down to Low-A Delmarva in mid-June, Romero has hit .321 with seven extra-base hits in 15 games. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 11 July 2023 And both might have less of a case than Steer, who is ninth in the NL among qualified batters with an .876 OPS, has 13 homers and 35 extra-base hits. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 3 July 2023 In the three-game series, Betts went 7 for 15 with three extra-base hits, five runs, and four RBIs. Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2023 The rookie has an extra-base hit in six straight starts. Joe Noga, cleveland, 4 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extra-base hit was in 1888

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“Extra-base hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra-base%20hit. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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