What does double mean?

Hit that results in the batter getting to second base

A common baseball term that refers to a hit by a batter that gets him to second base without any fielding errors.

A double is similar to a single, where the batter gets to first base, but better. It is also similar to the hit that gets the batter to third base, which is known as a triple. A hit that gets the player all the way around the bases to home plate is a "home run," or HR. The hit contributes to raising a player's bating avg and may appear as 2B in baseball stats.


He hit three doubles last game and drove in four runners

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Updated October 22, 2014

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