the strike zone


: the area over home plate where the baseball must pass after it is pitched in order to be called a strike

Examples of the strike zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His execution has wavered, looking too intense at some points (leading to overthrows and misses of the strike zone) and too fine at others (dialing back too much in search of better command). Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2024 From their seats behind home plate, Kenny and Paula watched James swing through a 1-0 slider out of the strike zone. Andrew Golden, Washington Post, 8 July 2024 Glasnow grooved a 98 mph fastball up in the strike zone on his first pitch and Hoskins clubbed it into the left field pavilion for a grand slam. Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register, 8 July 2024 In the second inning, Kwan homered on a pitch near the top of the strike zone that flew past the wall in center field, giving the Guardians a four-run advantage. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 6 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for the strike zone 

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“The strike zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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