fungo bat


: a long thin bat used for hitting fungoes

Examples of fungo bat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perfect Game delivered 28 boxes of baseballs, 10 baseball buckets with lids, and two fungo bats. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2024 Dad applies a fungo bat. Washington Post, 20 May 2021 The always-beaming 73-year-old circumnavigates the facility, fungo bat in hand, on a seemingly endless quest for baseball conversation and connection. Alex Speier,, 10 Mar. 2023 Madrigal spent half of his infield work at the unfamiliar position before shifting to second base for another batch of ground balls off the fungo bat of bench coach Andy Green. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 14 Feb. 2023 Joey Cora, 57, a former major league infielder now skilled in the fine points of the fungo bat, smacked rollers to Ronny Mauricio, 21, a rangy Dominican shortstop with power and speed. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2023 Roberto Mercado is first off the bus and into the ballpark, his fungo bat is on his right shoulder, his glove hanging from barrel end. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 15 Aug. 2022 And a used fungo bat from the baseball school run by the late Ripken. Randy McRoberts, Baltimore Sun, 21 Apr. 2022 Trammell, the Tigers Hall of Fame shortstop, held a fungo bat in his right hand, a baseball in his left. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fungo bat was in 1926

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“Fungo bat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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