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

Examples of extra-base hit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The game ended with left fielder Ryan McKenna making a leaping catch to take an extra-base hit away from J.D. Martinez. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Sep. 2021 His game-tying home run in the sixth Sunday marked his fourth consecutive game with at least one extra-base hit and RBI. Meghan Montemurro, chicagotribune.com, 16 Aug. 2021 Ender Inciarte's catch against the wall in center robbed Joey Votto of an extra-base hit off Greene in the eighth. Jeff Wallner, Star Tribune, 27 June 2021 Mets center fielder Johneshwy Fargas made a leaping snow-cone catch to rob Jesús Aguilar of an extra-base hit to start the ninth. Steven Wine, sun-sentinel.com, 22 May 2021 From that point, however, Bregman has gone 3-for-22 with one extra-base hit - a home run in the Astros’ 9-2 win in Game 4 of the ALCS. James Yasko, Chron, 29 Oct. 2021 So of course, this was the night San Francisco extra-base hit the Rockies to death with just one measly homer, recording seven doubles and two triples in a 12-3 victory that nudged the team’s major-league best record to 89-50. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sep. 2021 Yelich sent a laser beam that appeared headed for the right-fielder corner and a three-run, extra-base hit, but St. Louis first baseman Paul Goldschmidt speared it with a leaping effort, turning cheers to groans among the 33,845 on hand. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Sep. 2021 Giants center fielder Fred Snodgrass dropped a fly ball, then made a highlight-worthy catch (if highlights had existed then) to save an extra-base hit. New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of extra-base hit

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Extra-base hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra-base%20hit. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of extra-base hit

: a double, triple, or home run


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