One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a batted ball) hit in the direction of the pitcher past second base.
- ‘He crossed it back through the box beyond Sorin's reach and it came to Forlan again.’
- ‘Clark smoked Williams’ first delivery back through the box to break the tie and propel the Giants into the World Series.’
- ‘Fingers went right along with it and Mays promptly singled back through the box to knot the Series at one game apiece.’
- ‘I always tried to hit the ball back through the box because that is the largest unprotected area.’
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