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batting eye

noun, Baseball.
1.
the batter's visual appraisal of balls pitched toward home plate.
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  • If only Wagner had found his batting eye he would surely send his captain home with the tying run.

    Fast Nine Alan Douglas
  • I see he didnt lose his batting eye while he was a hold-out.

  • Perhaps he was too anxious, but it was evident that his batting eye was off.

    Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick
  • I have always been proud of the "batting eye" that enables an iron puddler to shape the balls to the exact weight required.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • Show them that your layoff hasnt hurt your batting eye, Larry, sang out McRae.

    Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick
  • It was evident that Ainslee had his “batting eye” with him that afternoon, and could not be easily fooled.

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