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 Severe flooding and power and phone outages extended beyond the strike zone to as far south as the capital, Nassau. Jasper Ward, Washington Post, "Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian pounding the Bahamas for a third punishing day; children among the dead," 3 Sep. 2019 Chubb at least went for the proper strike zone and tried wrapping up Garoppolo at the waist rather than go low at that rebuilt knee. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "49ers Garoppolo update: How he looks in exhibition debut," 19 Aug. 2019 Despite warnings, some residents in Dorian’s strike zone were still choosing to stay in their homes for the duration. Washington Post, "Bahamas prepare for Dorian; some evacuate ahead of hurricane’s arrival," 31 Aug. 2019 The Dodgers had issues with Drake’s strike zone all night. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers’ Justin Turner appeals one-game suspension for making contact with umpire," 27 Aug. 2019 The Red Sox proved that last week at Yankee Stadium by refusing to attack the strike zone against them. Staff,, "Nine Innings: The Fear-Inducing Yankees, Examining MLB's Trends and Banning the Shift," 14 May 2018 Also, both Hunter Renfroe and the Dodgers weren’t happy with Tuesday’s strike zone, while the Green’s bullpen has been good but overly relied upon. Jeff Sanders,, "First pitch: Padres want Luis Perdomo attacking Dodgers," 18 Apr. 2018 Home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez’s strike zone was stingy. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' comeback falls short in loss to Twins," 11 Apr. 2018 Blake Treinen took over and could not find the strike zone. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Athletics win nail-biter, take series win in Houston," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of strike zone

1911, in the meaning defined above

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4 Nov 2019

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The first known use of strike zone was in 1911

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