the area above home plate where, if a pitched ball passes through and is not hit by the batter, the pitch counts as a strike. Specifically, it is directly above home plate and at a height from the knees to the shoulders of the batter.
The area between a batter's shoulders and knees and over home plate. The umpire calls a strike: When a batter swings and misses the ball. The ball goes through the strike zone and the batter does not swing. The batter hits the ball, but it goes foul.
The area in which a pitched ball is ruled a strike is covered horizontally by the width of the plate, and vertically by the distance between the playerâ€™s knees and chest. More exactly the top limit is to be a horizontal line that is halfway between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants. The bottom limit is a horizontal line at the hallow just beneath the kneecap.