A “pitching duel” in baseball is no different, and it’s perfectly brought to life in the sports comic featured above.
Allow me some license to explain Webster’s definition for this particular baseball scenario.
A pitcher’s duel is “prearranged combat” during a hotly contested Major League Baseball game.
The duel is usually conducted between “two willing and armed participants” or all-star hurlers with $100M long term contracts who brandish fastballs, curves and sliders as their weapons of choice.
Finally, the “duel” plays out according to the “accepted code of conduct” known as the Major League Baseball rule book.
Furthermore, it’s witnessed when both talented aces hold the opposing team scoreless for nine innings.
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