Definition of plate appearance in English:

plate appearance

Syllabification: plate ap·pear·ance

noun

  • Baseball A player’s turn at the plate, the total of which for any player includes all official at bats plus appearances that resulted in a walk, sacrifice, etc.. Compare with at-bat.
    More example sentences
    • Francoeur did not draw his first walk until his 131st plate appearance, and it was intentional.
    • Damon's value is atop the order, which means his slide in walks per plate appearance this season must stop.
    • After walking in his first plate appearance, he walked only once more before being hurt.

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