full count

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Since the maximum number of balls before a walk is three, and the maximum number of strikes before a strikeout is two, neither number can increase without ending the at-bat.


full count (plural full counts)

  1. (baseball) An at-bat with a count of three balls and two strikes.
    Full count, two outs, bottom of the ninth, the bags are jammed, 2-2 tie...

Usage notes[edit]

  • Occasionally used in the form the count is full.