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What is the term used in baseball when a pitcher throws three strikes in a row to retire the batter?

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In baseball, when a pitcher throws three strikes in a row to retire the batter, it’s known as a “strikeout”. The umpire calls three strikes on the batter, and they are out. This classic moment showcases the pitcher’s skill and the batter’s challenge in making contact with the ball. ⚾

Additionally, if a batter strikes out three times in a single game, it’s sometimes playfully referred to as a “hat trick”—borrowing the term from other sports like hockey. However, the official term for the pitcher’s achievement remains the "strikeout"123