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 Strike zone -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The top of the strike zone is the mid-level between the top of the batter's shoulders and his belt, and the bottom is at the level just beneath the knee cap.
Technically, the strike zone has depth as well; the rules define a volume of 3-dimensional space – a right pentagonal (Optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz; used to deviate a beam or invert an image) prism.
Despite the fact that the conventional strike zone is a departure from one of the fundamental rules of baseball, the difference does not garner a great deal of attention.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/st/strike_zone.htm   (835 words)

  
 Strike zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unofficially, the strike zone in Major League Baseball is often enforced as being from the knee of the batter to no higher than his belt, although there are a handful of umpires known to call the 'high' strike.
The strike zone is treated as a two dimensional plane parallel to the front of the plate and perpendicular to the playing surface.
Failing to swing at a pitched ball which is called a strike—determined to be in the strike zone—by the umpire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Strike_zone   (953 words)

  
 The Strike Zone : A Chronological Examination of the Official Rules by Baseball Almanac
The STRIKE ZONE is that area over home plate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the knee cap.
The Strike Zone is expanded on the lower end, moving from the top of the knees to the bottom of the knees.
The Strike Zone is that area over home plate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the top of the knees.
www.baseball-almanac.com /articles/strike_zone_rules_history.shtml   (1133 words)

  
 Strike zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In baseball the strike zone is a conceptual rectangular area over home plate within which ball is supposed to be thrown by pitcher in order that the throw be as legal pitch.
The boundaries of the strikezone are somewhat it is up to the judging of umpire to decide if a particular pitch within the strike zone; to be determined the batter's stance as the batter is to swing at a pitched ball.
The top of the strike zone is the between the top of the batter's shoulders his belt and the bottom is a level just beneath the knee cap with right and left boundaries corresponding to the of home plate although some extend the and left edges past the edge of plate.
www.freeglossary.com /Strike_zone   (660 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Strike zone Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In baseball, the strike zone is a conceptual rectangular area over home plate within which the ball is supposed to be thrown by the pitcher in order that the throw be counted as legal pitch.
The boundaries of the strikezone are somewhat subjective; it is up to the judging of the umpire to decide if a particular pitch falls within the strike zone; to be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball.
In 2001, Major League Baseball strike zone boundaries were changed to include high pitches (six inches above the waist) and inside strikes (whether the batter checks their swing or not), and to exclude outside strikes (that hit the catchers mitt two or more inches "off the plate").
www.ipedia.com /strike_zone.html   (344 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Strike zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Strike Zone is treated as a two dimensional plane stretching 'officially' from the batter's knees to his/her shoulders vertically, and across the 21" home plate horizontally.
In order for the pitch to be considered a strike by the umpire, the baseball must successfully traverse across the front plane of the home plate, regardless of where the baseball lands.
A pitch that does not cross the front of home plate in the strike zone is a ball.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Strike-zone   (1475 words)

  
 The Evolution of the Baseball Bat
The Strike Zone is defined as that area over homeplate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap.
- The Strike Zone is expanded on the lower end, moving from the top of the knees to the bottom of the knees.
- "The Strike Zone is that area over home plate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the top of the knees.
www.stevetheump.com /strike_history.htm   (666 words)

  
 Strike Zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Die Strike Zone (sprich: ßtraik soun) ist das (unsichtbare) "Fenster" beim Baseball -Spiel durch das der Pitcher (Werfer) den Ball werfen muss.
Trifft der Pitcher die Strike Zone und der Batter (Schlagmann) unternimmt keinen Schwungversuch dann zählt Wurf als Strike (Fehlschlag sprich: ßtraik).
Strikes werden gezählt wobei die Zählung jedem Batter wieder von neuem anfängt.
de.freeglossary.com /Strike_Zone   (428 words)

  
 The Strike Zone
The strike zone varies from day to day, hour to hour, and sometimes, from one minute to the next.
Bass generally expand their strike zones during low light periods such as early and late in the day, and in overcast conditions.
Large strike zones are usually short lived, so kick it into high gear and make the most of them.
home.comcast.net /~rkrz/infoarch/fyizone.htm   (524 words)

  
 Bass Fishing USA
Many days the strike zone is only a few inches in front of the bass's nose.
The strike zone may be at a certain depth range.
The strike zone may be only the shady side of the stump.
www.bassfishingusa.com /Tips/tips_strikezone.htm   (295 words)

  
 The Thinking Fan: Strike zone wasn't always a flash point
Now that the strike zone war has spread to many fronts -- umpires vs. the baseball officials who hire, fire and administer them; players and managers vs. umpires; technology vs. the human eye -- common sense and a return to basics is called for.
The strike zone never was, and never could be, rigidly defined by a diagram or verbal description.
At first, high strikes (between the letters and armpits) were common, since high flies were a good way to get hitters out in the dead-ball and distant-fence era.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /baseball/125302_kopp06.html   (704 words)

  
 Major League Baseball News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The principal purpose was to discuss the strike zone and restore it to the rule-book dimensions.
The batters wore fl jerseys with white tape fastened to the upper portion of the strike zone.
According to Phillips, the strike zone will be raised by the circumference of three baseballs, approximately seven to nine inches.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news_story.jsp?article_id=mlb_20010202_holtzman_cols&team_id=mlb   (1044 words)

  
 Oregon Coast Deep Sea Fishing Boat Charters Salmon Fishing Halibut Fishing Bottom Fishing Winchester Bay Oregon
Strike Zone is a 28 passenger boat, but for comfort we fish 8 people, giving Strike Zone more elbow room than any boat in the harbor.
Strike Zone is also the only US Coast Guard inspected vessel making it one of the safest fishing boats in the fleet.
Strike Zone is operated by Scott Howard who has had a near coastal masters license issued by the USCG for 20 years.
www.strikezonecharters.com   (406 words)

  
 Sports: Baseball adapts to a new zone
That means umpires who are not properly calling the strike zone will be confronted with evidence of their mistakes.
The strike zone gradually drifted from the textbook definition decades ago when umpires discarded the cumbersome chest protector in favor of smaller vests inside the shirt.
That means a vertical strike zone could be even more hazardous than the horizontal zone that has been prevalent in the past three decades.
www.sptimes.com /News/022701/Sports/Baseball_adapts_to_a_.shtml   (1148 words)

  
 Strike Zone Batting Cages and Instructional Facility : Serving Baseball and Softball Players in Seattle
Strike Zone is located two blocks south of Lander on Third Avenue South, six blocks south of Safeco field in Seattle’s SODO district.
This year Strike Zone made the decision to use wood bats and it is a hit.
Please contact Strike Zone if you have questions or are interested in participating on the team and can't make the tryout.
www.strike-zone.us   (406 words)

  
 The High School Strike Zone
This makes for a better game and it all has to do with the strike zone According to National Federation rule 2.35.1 "the strike zone is that area over home plate, halfway between the batter's armpits and his waist and the top of his knees".
Wherever you establish your strike zone the most important job as an umpire is to call the first pitch of the game with the same consistency as the last pitch of the game.
In conclusion, whether or not a pitch enters your strike zone is your call but you need the catcher to get a lot of information.
www.umpire.org /writers/ta.html   (1094 words)

  
 Baseball 2001:New strike zone, if called, figures to have batters and pitchers reeling
There's the low strike, which this season is supposed to be any pitch that crosses the plate at the top of the batter's knees -- and not perhaps 3 or 4 inches below his knees.
And there's the high strike, which this season is supposed to be any pitch that crosses the plate at the midpoint between the top of the batter's shoulders and the top of his uniform pants.
Then toss in the feeling that umpires gave greater leeway to pitchers on pitches that were a few inches off the plate away rather than in, and what one had was an amoeba-like strike zone compared to the one called 30 or 40 or 50 years ago.
www.post-gazette.com /pirates/20010331baseumpsbucs9.asp   (1386 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - MLB Baseball - Umpires demonstrate new strike zone - Tuesday February 27, 2001 04:49 AM
Now, they're being instructed to follow the rule book, which says a strike is any pitch over the plate from the top of the knees to the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of uniform pants.
The strike zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at the ball."
But most players agreed the new strike zone is a work in progress.
www.cnnsi.com /baseball/mlb/news/2001/02/26/umpires_strikezone_ap   (670 words)

  
 April 8, 2002 - The Daily Prospectus: Regression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This leaves an effective strike zone the size of Bud Selig's credibility, and a near-impossible job for any pitcher with the control of a mere mortal.
It was a tiny strike zone that contributed to the bad first starts of Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens, and led to anomalies like a three-walk start by Brad Radke.
I don't want to make too big a deal about this, but the shrinking strike zone is one of the biggest factors in the offensive explosion of the last ten years, along with better hitting environments and stronger hitters.
www.baseballprospectus.com /news/20020408daily.shtml   (355 words)

  
 Baseball Strike Zone Portable Batting Unit
The Strike Zone is a portable batting device designed especially for developing hitting skills for both baseball and softball players.
The Strike Zone can be used virtually anywhere there is a vertical post on which it can be attached.
Futhermore, the Strike Zone is compact enough to be carried in a player's bat bag and it easily fits into any team's equipment bag.
www.baseballtips.com /strikezone.html   (313 words)

  
 The Sylva Herald and Ruralite - The Fan's Corner with Greg Duff: 08/16/01 - Umpires should enforce strike zone
But because we Americans are also creatures of habit, the umpires slowly regressed to the strike zones they had been using their entire careers.
My problem is the strike zone is defined and should be called as such.
As far as I'm concerned the strike zone is a rule that should be respected.
www.thesylvaherald.com /SP-fanscorner081601.htm   (722 words)

  
 Baseball Toaster : Mike's Baseball Rants : Zoning Out?
The strike zone itself has been tweaked in 1950, 1963, 1969, 1988 (and there was de facto change for the two years preceding this change), 1996, and 2001 though the umpires have adhered to the varying strike zone rule in varying ways.
This strike zone redefinition is of special interest because it appears from the statistical record to have taken three years to become fully implemented.
In 1969 baseball redefined the strike zone to the 1950 definition in an attempt to jump-start offenses.
mikesrants.baseballtoaster.com /archives/006299.html   (4246 words)

  
 Strike Zone Batting Cages and Instructional Facility : Leagues & Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Strike Zone / NW Baseball Institute offers many opportunities for baseball and softball players of all ages.
This year Strike Zone made the league a wood bat league and it was a great decision.
Strike Zone provides the wood bats for the teams and each player receives free cage time throughout the season.
www.strike-zone.us /programs/programs.html   (257 words)

  
 Where exactly is the strike zone? : Hitting in baseball
According to mlb.com, the strike zone is that area over home plate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the bottom of the knees.
Strike zones vary with different umpires and it also depends on how well the catchers can frame the pitch.
the strike zone is usually from the bottom of your shoulders to waist or the letters on your uniform to waist
www.answerbag.com /q_view.php/5291   (214 words)

  
 Boaters Dream - Keep that lure in the strike zone!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
it is important to understand that the longer you keep your lure in the strike zone the better your chances are of putting that lunker in the boat.
Some days the strike zone is measured in yards other days the strike zone is only a few inches in front of that big bass's nose.
The strike zone could be at a determined depth range.
www.boatersdream.com /Libarticles.cfm?ArticleID=263&CFID=43178181&CFTOKEN=41375187   (347 words)

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