Strike (baseball)

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Strike: A legal pitch when so called by the umpire, which:

  • Is struck at by the batter and missed;
  • Is not struck at, if the ball passes through the strike zone;
  • Is fouled by the batter when he has less than two strikes;
  • Is bunted foul;
  • Touches the batter as he strikes at it;
  • Touches the batter in flight in the strike zone; or
  • After being batted, travels directly from the bat to the catcher's hands and is legally caught by the catcher (foul tip).


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Baseball Terms
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Fouls Quick Return PitchBalkInfield Fly
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Equipment Baseball
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