batter's box


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

batter's box

Area to left and right of the home plate in which the batter stands.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.batter's box - an area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at batbatter's box - an area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at bat
baseball diamond, infield, diamond - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
box - any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned; "the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box"
References in periodicals archive ?
The pace-of-game rules were talked about, the manager said, and one clarification was that hitters only have to keep one foot in the batter's box after they take a pitch.
Much like how pro baseball players walk up to the batter's box with select music, presidential contenders make statements with the music played as they walk onstage at major political events.
Right out of the batter's box, let us get this straight.
The tying score was on the field - Sox home run hitter Matt Burnett stepped into the batter's box when the thunder came.
at the Dodgers' spring training in Arizona, Jacobs will be in the batter's box being measured only by his ability as a ballplayer.
He was hustling up to the batter's box when he tripped on Spiff's tossed bat and went down flat on his face.
In Hardball Ace, we've created an immersive on-the field perspective, from the fans in the stand, to the locker room, to the batter's box.
Someone brought a sack of flour and we cut a hole in the bottom and traced a batter's box and foul lines in the infield.
Umpires will now quickly ask batters to move from the on-deck circle to the batter's box, will not grant time to a batter once the pitcher delivers the baseball, and will demand that the batter not linger outside the box in between pitches.
From the batter's box, the view must have looked like a black-and-white movie with the volume turned all the way up.
They say that their experiments were similar to what baseball players experience when they step into the batter's box, and get ready for the pitcher to throw the ball.
Harmon's main duties as the crew prepares the field for play is putting in the bases and marking the batter's box and cleaning the plate.