strike zone


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 fifth inning brought more contact — a third Oriole single and two fly balls — and strikeout No. 9 for Skubal, getting Rylan Bannon on a 95.1 mph four-seamer up in the strike zone. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2022 At first, Murphy did not grade as highly on pitches down in the strike zone, an area Jensen views as vital. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 May 2022 Before last Monday, Adames was swinging at 63.5 percent of pitches in the strike zone and just 41 percent overall. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 May 2022 Francona said McKenzie’s mistake pitches were all in the strike zone. Joe Noga, cleveland, 27 Apr. 2022 The Orioles left-hander had acknowledged his past issues putting the ball in the strike zone, a side effect of trying to be too fine, too perfect, when on the mound. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 15 Apr. 2022 The primary goal should focus on quality as Gallo’s at bats have become predictable and usually ending with him swinging at a pitch outside of the strike zone. Wayne G. Mcdonnell, Jr., Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 By then, the Braves had stopped chasing pitches out of the strike zone. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 Four of his six strikeouts came on fastballs, unable to catch up with it at the top of the strike zone. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of strike zone

1911, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“Strike zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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