strike zone

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(baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike

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Marketing to the strike zone as an analogy was a home run with Vanessa Agee, director of marketing for the town of Frisco, who has 14 years of experience with events in Summit County.
The ideal approach is to retire the batter on one of the first three pitches while pounding the lower part of the strike zone.
The strike zone is the space over home plate defining the boundaries through which a ball must pass to be considered a good pitch or "strike.
The strike zone is virtual and not determined by clearly visible boundaries like in other sports such as tennis ("in"/"out") or soccer ("goal"/"no goal") in which fixed lines are indicated on the playing surfaces or defined by poles or other physical features.
There was a little strike zone here, and so when you got a little strike zone you got to zero in on a small area of the plate and that's what we ended up doing.
Maddux and fellow finesse pitcher Tom Glavine of the Mets, long-time teammates in Atlanta, thrive on the fact umpires tend to give them widened strike zones during the regular season, an obvious nod to their achievements and their shared tendency to live on the corners.
This is good for location, especially keeping pitches down in the strike zone.
Because the top and bottom of an individual's strike zone is the area between his or her knees and armpits, each batter must reset the strike-zone parameters.
With up to 40 HD games each week, more interactive enhancements, and exclusive programming like the Game Mix and Strike Zone channels, DIRECTV has the richest MLB EXTRA INNINGS SuperFan package available anywhere.
The book features the creative contributions of Rayah Jaymes with black and white original illustrations of iconic MLB figures created especially for "The Strike Zone.
Little refused to criticize Penny's decision to stop and talk to Reed on his way off the field after both the first and third innings to complain about the inconsistency of Reed's strike zone.
he cannot get the ball over the plate within the strike zone, he'll
According to baseball rules: "A STRIKE is a legal pitch when so called by the umpire, which is not struck at, if any part of the ball pass though any part of the strike zone.
That means the strike zone is enforced a few inches higher than had been called.
Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks company, has positioned four giant generators on the edge of Hurricane Frances' strike zone in anticipation of the coming storm.