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at bat

or at-bat (ăt-băt′)
n. Baseball
A player's official turn at bat, counted in figuring batting average and other statistics, usually with walks, sacrifice hits, and instances of being hit by a pitch or being interfered with by the catcher discounted.
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Noun1.at-bat - (baseball) a turn trying to get a hitat-bat - (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats"
turn, play - (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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Conrad, who had a walk-off grand slam during the regular season, ended Leominster's scoreless inning streak with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning on the fifth pitch of the at-bat.
Lofton was so discombobulated during an eighth-inning at-bat that he held up the game for two minutes until a bus waiting to take one of the teams to nearby LaGuardia Airport could be moved from behind the center-field wall.
Hitters who focus on quality at-bats will try to go deep into the count on their first at-bat - get a look at the pitcher's array of pitches.
com), an interactive board game where player participants predict the outcome of every at-bat, announces a new multi-year licensing agreement with Major League Baseball Properties.
In the evening's early games, fans can access every half-inning of Tom Glavine's start against the Milwaukee Brewers as he looks to become the 23rd player to reach 300 victories and every Alex Rodriguez at-bat as he vies to become the latest member of the 500-home run club.
Scully exaggerated the essential in April when he painted the picture of an at-bat by then Dodger Dioner Navarro, marveling at Maddux's control with each pitch:
366 against me on the first pitch - a one-pitch at-bat.
21, 2001 - The money may have been mind-boggling and the celebrity status overwhelming, but as Dan Le Batard writes in ESPN The Magazine's 2001 Spring Training preview, the only thing that matters to Manny Ramirez is his next at-bat.
Betemit worked a nine-pitch, full-count at-bat for the homer, his 17th of the season.
One of the baseball coach's major tasks is getting the hitters to understand the importance of each at-bat and to prepare them to work the pitcher to get it.
During his first-inning at-bat Thursday, Cabrera squared around to bunt against the Red Sox starter Josh Beckett and the was hit by a pitch on his right index finger.