A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RBI

Fri, 19 May '23
One of a record 2,297 for Hank Aaron, for short
Tue, 21 Mar '23
Softball stat
Sun, 29 Jan '23
Metric for a Met, for short
Thu, 22 Dec '22
Softball stat
Sun, 16 Oct '22
One of 2,297 for Hank Aaron, for short
Fri, 9 Sep '22
1 of 2,297 for Hank Aaron
Wed, 27 Jul '22
Box score stat
Mon, 7 Mar '22
Slugger's stat, for short
Sun, 26 Dec '21
Slugging stat
Mon, 13 Sep '21
Slugger's stat
Sun, 16 May '21
Reward for a big hit, say
Wed, 31 Mar '21
Diamond stat
Sun, 21 Mar '21
Diamond stat
Tue, 16 Mar '21
Diamond stat
Wed, 17 Feb '21
Slugger's stat
Sat, 9 Jan '21
Result of a clutch hit, maybe, for short
Tue, 5 Jan '21
Slugger's stat