home run


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n home run something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer","scored a bull's eye","hit the mark","the president's speech was a home run"
    • n home run a base hit on which the batter scores a run
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth hit his first major-league home run on May 6, 1915. He was playing for the Boston Red Sox at the time. 'The Sultan of Swat' went on to smash 714 round-trippers before he retired, as a New York Yankee, in 1935.
    • Home run (Baseball) A running or returning toward home, or to the point from which the start was made.
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  • Casey Stengel
    Casey Stengel
    “Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits.”
  • Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth
    “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
    “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”
  • Roger Maris
    Roger Maris
    “You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.”
  • Shelley Long
    Shelley Long
    “If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.”


In literature:

If he could make a home run his side would win.
"Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg" by Howard R. Garis
They run the Jayhawkers out and made the Yankees go on home.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Why, us niggehs could start runnin' erway, run all day, git almos' home free, an' den git kilt jus' befo' suppeh!
"Toaster's Handbook" by Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
He dun wen to de war an' runs 'way frum Harpers Ferry an' cum home jes' sceered to death.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Dey made holes in de sides and foots and haidpieces, and run heavy home-made cords in dem holes.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
When the little white chilen would be comin' home from school, we'd run to meet them.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Away down in the meadow I saw the dog and farther away "the Wills boy," as we then called him, running toward his home.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
I can't tell you what it means to me, when I'm kept late at the office, to have this car for the run up home.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
If the wind suits, don't run for home till just about dusk to-morrow evening, and go through us.
"A Dream of the North Sea" by James Runciman
She had run at top speed all the way from home.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
FIFTH INNING: Mrs. Whitebait asked Mr. Whitebait how you marked a home-run on the score-card.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
Richard Burke had run away from his Irish home to sea.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Now you better run right home, little boy, for I have to go upstairs and do the chamber work.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
I did wrong to rebel against my papa and to run away from home.
"Pinocchio" by C. Collodi
He started home on a run but soon slackened his speed, and the nearer he got the slower became his pace.
"The Circus Comes to Town" by Lebbeus Mitchell
It was not without qualms that I thought of running away from home.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Their only son, Fred, has run away from home.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour" by Laura Lee Hope
Run along home, or they're sure to wish for something silly before you get there.
"Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit
Jack was terribly frightened, and seeing that no place was as pleasant as home, began to run back there.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
One time to punish me for running off he tied me up by my thumbs, and I had to stay home while de rest went.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various

In poetry:

But while I take this shay brain'd course,
And like a fool run to and fro,
Master, perhaps, may sell the horse!
Therefore this instant home I'll go.
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
Run home to tents where elders await
Messenger children with bread from the state
No bread more today! and and no place to squat
Painful baby, sick shit he has got.
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
MY son, at last the fateful day has come
For us to part. The hours have nearly run.
May God return you safe to land and home;
Yet, what God wills, so may His will be done.
"To My Son" by Anonymous Americas
If thou hast once the luck, the fire to shun,
And art unhurt from flaming Sodom come:
Take heed, lest thou a second time shou'dst run
To equal danger for thy sins at home.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Like the rustle of dead leaves in the autumn gloam
Running like little feet on a wind-swept road,
They are coming home so sweetly all the roads of home,
Very flesh of your flesh who belong to God.
"They Who Return" by Katharine Tynan
In short if you woud stay at home to run
thro' all the lawless pleasures of the town
How vile the means how guilty is the end
How many troubles your designs attend
You live a life that merits infamy
& live to be forgotten when you dy
"Satyr VII. The Isle Of Wight" by Thomas Parnell

In news:

Josh Beckett's debut with the Dodgers was just OK -- he gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched, including a home run to lead off the game.
258, seven home runs, 31 RBI, 62 runs,330 on-base and.364 slugging percentages and three errors in 415 at-bats.
Josh Rutledge hits a two-run home run to give the Rockies a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning Thursday at Coors Field.
The Cardinals outfielder tied his career best with 42 home runs, while knocking in 111 runs and sporting his usual strong glove work.
The White Sox's Alex Rios, right, smiles as he celebrates with teammates after hitting the two-run, game-winning home run during the 10th inning against the Angels.
Winning the home run title might be Miguel Cabrera's biggest challenge because he plays home games at spacious Comerica Park in Detroit.
Roger Clemens failed to get out of the fifth inning Thursday, allowing four runs and seven hits, including two home runs.
Atlanta Braves' Dan Uggla (26) celebrates with David Ross after Uggla hit a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, Aug 10, 2012, in New York.
Brian Mundell hit a solo home run and drove in two run for Valencia.
The Athletics congratulate Kurt Suzuki after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning against the Yankees on April 22.
Angels outfielder Mark Trumbo is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel after hitting a three-run home run against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly high-fives infielder Luis Cruz after he hit a two-run home run against the Rockies.
Catcher Matt Treanor breaks a tie with a solo home run and pitcher Chris Capuano runs his record to 7-1 with another quality start.
MONROVIA Davis Noel struck out a career-high 13 batters and Brady Zier and Luke Judson blasted two-run home runs to power Monrovia to an 11-1 victory over Indianapolis Howe in a si.
Carlos Quentin hit a two-run home run and theArizona Diamondbacks beat Oswalt for the first time, 8-to-4 for theAstros' eighth straight loss.

In science:

Most simply, take a state of the rotor-router system — a set of occupied sites and the directions all the rotors point — and add one bug at a point P0 (not necessarily the origin now) and let it run around and find its home P1 .
Goldbug Variations
A girl from the home team is running by. Dan doesn’t remember her name, but his Memex reminds him in time for Dan to yell, “Go Sarah”. Her split times are looking good for the course; she ran the first two miles in less time than she has in the past. He cheers more enthusiastically.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
We performed small (0.′′5) dithers between exposures on our initial observing run; to reduce these data, we supplemented the DEEP2 DEIMOS pipeline with additional home-grown routines.
A Luminosity Function of Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies at Redshift 4.5
Similarly, h runs will be based on a reviewer's home page.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
P9 - Government can run full time or part time homes for them.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The system image model of MOSIX is based on the home-node model, in which all the user's processes seem to run at the user's login-node.
Cluster Computing White Paper
They should be on deck, warming up, with the precursor lead-off experiments setting up the conditions for their home run on dark energy.
Seeing the Nature of the Accelerating Physics: It's a SNAP