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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The game: Jeff Samardzija had his worst game of the year, allowing six earned runs and six extra-base hits, both season highs. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants’ Kevin Pillar breaks team’s drought of 20-HR players; 3 others close," 1 Sep. 2019 Since the start of the 2015 campaign, Colorado’s Nolan Arenado leads the major leagues with 590 RBIs and 387 extra-base hits. Kevin Henry, The Denver Post, "Rockies taking close look at prospects in coming weeks, Bud Black says," 11 Aug. 2019 He'd been recalled on July 26 on the heels of an extended run of success at the plate for the Missions, but hit just .143 with a walk, five strikeouts and no extra-base hits in his eight games back. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Somewhat unexpectedly, popular utility man Hernán Pérez is back with the Brewers," 9 Aug. 2019 RPHS Graduate and current Northwestern State freshman Gabe Colaianni made honorable mention as an outfielder, hitting .366/.445/.443 with 37 runs, 37 RBIs and nine extra-base hits. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend area diamond stars make TXSWA all-state," 5 Aug. 2019 Mullins started hot, but cooled in September and ended 2018 batting .235 with a .671 OPS and 13 extra-base hits in 45 big league games. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "From Adam Jones’ heir to Double-A Bowie, Cedric Mullins demoted again to ‘get some positive mojo working’," 19 July 2019 After Myers’ fortunate extra-base hit, Austin Allen walked, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who is retiring after the season and was managing his final game against his former team, walked out to replace Samardzija. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres enjoy their Sunday, as Ty France’s two homers lift them to series win over Giants," 1 Sep. 2019 Chatham, a 24-year-old shortstop, hit .297 with 30 extra-base hits, 36 RBIs, and 39 runs in 90 games for Portland. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "David Price will throw simulated game in Colorado Tuesday," 23 Aug. 2019 Christian Vazquez has set career highs in games (123), hits (119), extra-base hits (44), doubles (24), home runs (19), RBI (59), and runs scored (57) this season . . . BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 11 Sep. 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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