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 Padres’ 34 extra-base hits since June 16 are second fewest in the majors. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Luis Perdomo makes promising start, but A's sweep Padres," 4 July 2018 McDonald said, calling the extra-base hit his favorite highlight of the game. Andrew Turner, latimes.com, "Newport Beach PONY advances to district championship game," 22 June 2018 Hunter Dozier had the Royals' only extra-base hit against Bibens-Dirkx, a double, in the second inning. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "Jakob Junis improves on biggest weakness, but Royals' losing streak goes on," 20 June 2018 Frankie Santaniello, Osceola, Jr. Buzz: Osceola County player of the year batted .451 with six extra-base hits for region semifinalist Kowboys. J.c. Carnahan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Sentinel baseball all-area teams led by Timber Creek's Bret Neilan," 8 June 2018 Stewart has posted a .902 OPS in 23 May games, recording 10 extra-base hits over that stretch. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles notes: Trumbo slated for possible Monday return," 27 May 2018 An extra-base hit from the pitcher’s spot in the No.9 hole, where the Astros were ready to use a pinch hitter, could have derailed everything. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "A.J. Pollock delivers for the Diamondbacks with game-winning hit against Astros," 5 May 2018 Anderson’s double was the only extra-base hit off Syndergaard in six innings. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Urena's stuttering start, fielding lapses too much for Marlins to overcome in loss to Mets," 10 Apr. 2018 This has nothing to do with his own numbers, leading the major leagues in everything from homers (23), runs (60), total bases (176), extra-base hits (42), walks (62), and a mind-blowing 1.152 on base plus slugging percentage. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "As Angels struggle amid Mike Trout's greatest season, one number - 2020 - looms larger," 19 June 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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