strike zone


Definition of strike zone

: the area over home plate through which a pitched baseball must pass to be called a strike

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The Diamondbacks scored a run in the first, benefiting from a tight strike zone to work a walk while getting a pair of soft singles to the outfield. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt adjusts, launches go-ahead HR," 3 July 2018 And that came true with a tighter strike zone than desired. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Why Detroit Tigers' Mike Fiers didn't pitch 9th despite dominating," 2 July 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Notice The second inning featured a catcher's interference to complement constant carping about a roaming strike zone. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Yuli Gurriel's grand slam fuels Astros' rout of Royals," 24 June 2018 The strike zone is smaller these days, but Kluber could be up to the challenge. Staff,, "Nine Innings: The Yankees' Greatest Need, Unlikely All-Stars and Midsummer Classic Changes," 11 June 2018 Catcher Robinson Chirinos said home plate umpire Tim Timmons' strike zone had Perez confused. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers fail to sweep as Blue Jays pound Martin Perez | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 29 Apr. 2018 Any number of possibilities — strike zone changes, mound height changes, alterations to the composition of the baseball — could alter the dynamic. Alex Speier,, "What’s up with all the strikeouts in Major League Baseball?," 12 July 2018 Steven Souza hit a two-out, three-run homer on a slider too close to the center of the strike zone in the second. Kevin Acee,, "Ross' awful start leads to Diamondbacks rout of Padres," 7 July 2018 And anytime Tyler Chatwood wants to acquaint himself with the strike zone in Chicago would be fine with everybody. David Haugh,, "As Cubs' funk lingers into May, it's not too early to wonder if it's getting late out there," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of strike zone

1911, in the meaning defined above

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