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home run

A highly successful achievement; also, doubling one's profits. For example, We scored a home run with that drug stock, buying it at 15 and selling at 30. This expression originated in the mid-1800s in baseball, where it refers to a pitched ball batted so far that the batter can round all three bases and reach home plate, scoring a run. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1900s.
See also: home, run
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With the home run, two singles and twowalks Friday, Napoli has reached base in 11 consecutive at-bats, one off the Angels' record.
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This in itself is not remarkable, since of Henry Aaron's 755 career home runs, roughly one-third came after he had reached that age, which is near-geriatric in baseball terms.
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ANAHEIM -- With the number of games in the season fading and his at-bats dwindling because of the emergence of Juan Rivera, Tim Salmon knows he might finish his career without hitting 300 home runs.
Juan Rivera cut the Mariners' lead to a run in the eighth inning with a two-run home run to left-center before the Mariners padded their advantage again.
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412 with three home runs and 14 RBIs, and Justin Shults is batting .
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and Canada between the ages of 3 and 14 who entered the Big League Blast(TM) Home Run Sweepstakes.
Kent continued his torrid play of late, smacking a three-run home run in the first inning to set the Dodgers off to a 9-6 victory against the Houston Astros in front of 33,595.