Definition of plate appearance in English:
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.
- 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.