extra-base hit

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of extra-base hit

1888

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Definition of extra-base hit for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a double, triple, or home run


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