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Punch Out

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What Is The Definition Of Punch Out In Baseball?

1. This is a term used in baseball to describe a strikeout, more specifically a strikeout where the batter is caught looking. This is because the umpire tends to make a more exaggerated signal that closely resembles them “punching out” the air, to announce that the batter is out.

Example Of How Punch Out Is Used In Commentary

1. And with that 2-seam fastball to the outside, Arrieta punches out the batter for the final out of the inning.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Baseball
2. Softball

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