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If the bat is over the plate it is indeed a strike. It is considered an attempt to hit the ball and it does not matter where thepitch is in relation to the strike zone. Ball

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Q: Is it a ball or a strike if a batter holds the bat over the plate and the ball is outside the strike zone?
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