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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - (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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Also, in your chart you listed Hack Wilson as getting a hit in his final AB at home with the Phillies as a pinch hitter, but Wilson played the entire game going 1-f or-4 and it is not determined if his hit came in his final at-bat.
With Molitor waiting in the on-deck circle for a possible fifth at-bat, Manning singled in the game-winner.
Luzviminda Embudo broke the ice with a two-run double with one-out and the bases loaded before Benjamen made it 3-0 on an RBI single in the next at-bat.
Once again, it came down to the last at-bat between Spokane and Eugene.
M11 were 160 for nine in their at-bat, with Tawseef scoring 60 runs in defeat.
Veteran slugger Tomoaki Kanemoto homered in his first at-bat of the spring in the Hanshin Tigers' 7-3 win over the Hiroshima Carp in a preseason game Wednesday.
Obviously, this gave me a lot of insight into the at-bats. For example, right-handed pull hitters batted something like .366 against me on the first pitch - a one-pitch at-bat.
"Overall, if we could just add that (offensive) element, one more consistent bat in there, a real pro at-bat. We're missing (Ben) Zobrist.
What was the rule from 1940 through 1953--did hitters get an at-bat and an RBI when a runner scored from third on a long fly with less than two out?
1999 -- Tony Gwynn went 4-for-5, singling in his first at-bat to become the 22nd major leaguer to reach 3,000 hits, as the San Diego Padres beat the Montreal Expos 12-10.
In the seventh inning Tuesday, Meredith got his first hit for Oregon, in his third at-bat of the season, beating out a ball to shortstop.
Elsewhere, So Taguchi came in as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning but did not get an at-bat in the St.