Entry from US English dictionary
A base hit that allows a batter to safely reach second base, third base, or home without the benefit of a fielding error; a double, triple, or home run.
- His career total bases and extra-base hits are second only to Aaron.
- Players with high slugging percentages generally generate a lot of extra-base hits, such as doubles and home runs.
- Oakland is last in extra-base hits, including both doubles and home runs.
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Syllabification: ex·tra-base hit
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