base hit


Definition of base hit

: a hit in baseball that enables the batter to reach base safely without benefit of an error or fielder's choice

Examples of base hit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stat of the day: J.D. Martinez is the first player to record at least one extra base hit in each of the Red Sox’ first five games of a season since David Ortiz in 2005., "Game 6: Rays at Red Sox lineups and notes," 7 Apr. 2021 Los Angeles pulled to 4-3 an inning later when a base hit by Justin Upton drove in Walsh. Joe Reedy, Chron, "Angels rally in 8th inning to hand Astros first loss of season," 6 Apr. 2021 Pittsburgh's Wilmer Difo on Tuesday lined a base hit toward the right-field corner in the sixth inning, rounded first base and slid into second for an apparent double. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, "Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey experiments with slow, slow curve," 16 Mar. 2021 And then Kentucky got a base hit, and then another. Giana Han, al, "Auburn baseball’s late comeback bid fails against Kentucky," 27 Mar. 2021 Its subscription service, which includes access to textbooks and homework help, saw its subscription base hit a record of 6.6 million in 2020. Fortune, "‘25% of colleges could go out of business’: Chegg CEO says the pandemic is speeding up higher education’s reckoning," 9 Mar. 2021 Glavine won his 300th game with the Mets, who came within a base hit of making the World Series in 2006. Jerry Beach, Forbes, "No Trevor Bauer? No Problem For The Newly Legitimate—And Newly Fortunate—New York Mets," 26 Feb. 2021 Myers hit a leadoff single and Jurickson Profar had a one-out base hit to chase Kershaw in the seventh. Bernie Wilson, Star Tribune, "Lamet outduels Kershaw, Padres top LA 7-2 to tighten NL West," 14 Sep. 2020 Stephen Piscotty singled and stole second and, with one out, Heim sent him in with a base hit to right. Susan Slusser,, "Matt Olson leads A’s surge in 8-4 win over Padres — and does so without a homer," 6 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of base hit

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of base hit was in 1871

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12 Apr 2021

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“Base hit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of base hit

baseball : a hit that allows a batter to reach a base safely : a single, double, triple, or home run

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