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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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Four well-known and widely respected baseball reference books provide the information that in the 1906 National League season 126 home runs were hit:
Before Saturday's solo shot, Salmon hadn't homered since May 27 against Baltimore, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that the franchise's career leader in home runs figures to play a lot more in the upcoming days.
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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2) Oakland's Jay Payton gets a hug from his teammate Milton Bradley after Payton hit a two-run home run.
This is perhaps both the greatest strength and the major weakness of using this method to rank home run hitters.
As previously announced, players from eight nations and territories around the globe will represent their native homelands in the 2005 CENTURY 21 Home Run Derby.
Cabrera has now reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 51 consecutive games after a second-inning home run.
During the 2004 season, 170 home runs were hit at Busch Stadium, with nearly a quarter landing in the vicinity of the target area.
370 with 10 home runs, nine doubles and 32 RBIs, but the third basemans highlight-reel defensive plays were just as significant in making him an All-City first-team selection for a third consecutive year.
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Mejia, who will play for Michigan State next year, drove a booming home run over the center-field fence as part of the West's three-run fifth inning.
Continuing its extensive coverage of the 2004 Major League Baseball season, ESPN Deportes will offer an exclusive, Spanish-language radio production of the 2004 All-Star Game, as well as telecasts of several premier All-Star events, including the Century 21 Home Run Derby and Futures Game.
The Angels started their attack early, and somewhat improbably, as Chone Figgins delivered a home run to lead off the game.
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