Etymology
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batting (n.1)

"sheets of cotton fiber," 1875, variant of obsolete bat "felted mass of fur, wool, etc." (see bat (n.1)), on notion of "beaten" fabric.

batting (n.2)

"action of striking with a bat," 1610s, verbal noun from bat (v.2). In cricket, from 1773. Baseball batting average is from 1867.

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Definitions of batting

batting (n.)
(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base;
batting (n.)
stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber;
Synonyms: batten
From wordnet.princeton.edu