strike zone

noun

Definition of strike zone

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

Examples of strike zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bigger issue, however, is addressing an offense that suffered from a relative inability to make contact and control the strike zone. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "David Ross not concerned with more potential changes on the Chicago Cubs roster: ‘Retool, whatever, rebuild — none of those words are on the radar for me’," 16 Dec. 2020 The one-hand cradle of a pass thrown high in his strike zone left even the CBS broadcasting crew speechless just before halftime in the 55-17 blowout at LSU. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Mac Jones recalls the history behind DeVonta Smith’s 1-handed catch," 7 Dec. 2020 Happ has made improvements from the right side and cut down on swinging at pitches outside the strike zone, and his solid play in center field allowed Jason Heyward to remain in right the entire season. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Could the Chicago Cubs expand their trade possibilities? A look at what Willson Contreras, Kyle Hendricks, Ian Happ and Yu Darvish might net them.," 7 Nov. 2020 But the next pitch, a 92-mph cutter, was belt-high in the strike zone, and Phillips popped it over second baseman Kiké Hernández’s head and into center field. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, "Preposterous Game 4 finish makes a winner of ex-Twin John Curtiss," 25 Oct. 2020 The issue still comes down to commanding the strike zone. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "What a lack of expectations means for the direction of the Rangers’ bullpen in 2021," 19 Nov. 2020 Clayton Kershaw cut through the doubters, just like one of his curveballs through the strike zone. Ronald Blum, orlandosentinel.com, "Clayton Kershaw finally wins elusive World Series title," 28 Oct. 2020 The rule of thumb is that residents near the strike zone should always prepare for a category above what is forecast. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "Tropical Storm Zeta expected to strengthen into hurricane and make landfall on Gulf Coast," 26 Oct. 2020 Please, networks, do away with the strike zone box. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Tatis should win NL MVP award over Freeman and Betts," 10 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of strike zone

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Strike zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20zone. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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