A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RBI

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