home run


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home run

n. Abbr. HR Baseball
A hit that allows the batter to make a complete circuit of the diamond and score a run.

home run

n
(Baseball) baseball a hit that enables the batter to run round all four bases, usually by hitting the ball out of the playing area

home′ run′


n.
a hit in baseball allowing the batter to circle the bases and score a run.
[1855–60, Amer.]

home run

A hit that allows the batter to get around all the bases in one turn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.home run - a base hit on which the batter scores a runhome run - a base hit on which the batter scores a run
base hit, safety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
solo blast, solo homer - a home run with no runners on base
2.home run - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goalhome run - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Translations
coup de circuit
ホームラン本塁打
References in classic literature ?
Let the Summer sun to his bright home run, He shall never be sought by me; When he's dimmed by a cloud I can laugh aloud And care not how sulky he be
The SABR Home Run Encyclopedia The 2005 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia Total Baseball Encyclopedia, Sixth Ed.
Despite getting two hits Saturday and belting his 297th career home run, Salmon wasn't in the starting lineup Sunday against the Texas Rangers, but starting tonight, that figures to change.
Despite our desire to celebrate even the most trivial achievements, and a 24-hour electronic news apparatus with an omnivorous appetite, Barry Bonds' 715th home run was greeted with something very close to embarrassed silence.
Each time McGwire steps into the batter's box, his powerful frame and sledgehammer swing give him the potential to turn nearly any pitch into a 137-meter (450-ft) home run that has fans screaming "Big Mac, Big Mac
Free Taco for America If Home Run is Hit over Left Field During Game Three of 2006 World Series
The Angels did manage to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning on a solo home run by Juan Rivera.
Bonds' record-breaking season, eclipsing the mark of 70 set by Mark McGwire only four years earlier, raises the question of which ballplayers truly own the greatest single-season home run performances in baseball history.
DETROIT -- As part of an ongoing effort by Major League Baseball and its business partners to make tangible, meaningful contributions to organizations that have a positive impact in the community, the CENTURY 21(R) Home Run Derby will add a new "Gold Baseball" charitable component in 2005.
Napoli crushed a third-inning home run in the Angels' 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks that traveled 470 feet into the second deck at Chase Field.
Suffering from nagging leg injuries and not expected to play, Gibson limped to the plate and smacked a home run to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
With the home run, two singles and two walks Friday, Napoli has reached base in 11 consecutive at-bats, one off the Angels' record.