One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An area over home plate extending approximately from the armpits to the knees of a batter when in the batting position. The ball must be pitched through this area in order for a strike to be called.
- ‘Trouble is, to hear most players and managers talk about it, the new strike zone never has been enforced.’
- ‘Perez starts mapping the plate with his hands and an imaginary strike zone.’
- ‘He sees the same strike zone in both leagues these days - which is to say, a lower and wider one than in years past.’
- ‘Like the strike zone in baseball, right of way can vary slightly depending on which referee you have.’
- ‘Most of the time, the ball comes in below the strike zone, but it's thrown so hard the batter has no chance to adjust.’
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.