Strike Zone

In baseball, the strike zone is a conceptual right pentagonal prism over home plate which defines the boundaries through which a pitch must pass in order to count as a strike when the batter does not swing.

Read more about Strike Zone:  Definition, Enforcement, Worldwide, Further Reading

Other articles related to "strikes, strike zone, strike":

Catcher - Catching Pitches
... Some umpires favor high strikes, pitched balls that are technically above the strike zone but appear, to the umpire, to be good ... Conversely, some umpires will call low pitches strikes even when they are slightly below the knees ... lenient some have very restricted notions of the strike zone, and the pitcher will constantly feel that his pitches are unfairly judged ...
Strike Zone - Further Reading
... Gammons, Peter (April 6, 1987) ... "What Ever Happened to the Strike Zone?" ...
Softball - Gameplay - Pitching
... below the hip when the hand is no farther from the hip than the elbow to get it in the strike zone ... the ball so that it passes through the "strike zone" ... in advanced play a highly-skilled pitcher may deliberately pitch a ball outside the strike zone if she believes the batter is likely to swing ...
Count (baseball)
... In baseball and softball, the count refers to the number of balls and strikes a batter has in his current plate appearance ... number being the number of balls and the second being the number of strikes ... prior to its delivery, for example, a pitch thrown with a count of three balls and one strike would be called a "three-one pitch." The home plate umpire will ...
Glossary Of Baseball - W - Waste A Pitch
... may choose to throw a pitch that is outside the strike zone in hopes that the batter will chase a pitch he can't hit ... "Waste a pitch" is the opposite of attack the strike zone ... a 3-0 pitch in the hope that the pitcher will throw another one outside the strike zone and result in a base-on-balls ...

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