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 Gray helped himself in the fifth, reaching on a one-out single and eventually coming around on Suárez’s base hit to give Cincinnati a 4-2 lead. Matt Carlson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds," 17 Sep. 2019 Rafael Devers recorded his 87th and 88th extra-base hits of the season on Wednesday night, tying him for most in the majors., "ARLINGTON, Texas — Red Sox first base coach," 27 Sep. 2019 Odor leads Texas with 86 RBIs and is hitting .203. DEVERS DELIVERS AGAIN Devers also doubled and leads the AL with 88 extra base hits. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Porcello pitches strong 6 innings, Red Sox rout Rangers 10-3," 25 Sep. 2019 The Astros finally broke through in the fifth with a two-out base hit by Yordan Alvarez and Gurriel's home run into the Crawford Boxes. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Astros clip Rangers for 100th win of season, playoff berth," 18 Sep. 2019 To the hospital’s finance department, each case like Cynthia’s is another base hit, a fuss-free bill to collect from the insurance company requiring minimal work from E.R. personnel. Gina Siddiqui, New York Times, "A Doctor’s Diary: The Overnight Shift in the E.R.," 16 Dec. 2019 Joseph kicked things off with a base hit, Josh Phegley and Marcus Semien followed suit, and Friday night’s hero for Oakland, Robbie Grossman, drove in Joseph with a single to center. Susan Slusser,, "Singular win for A’s, their third in a row over Astros," 17 Aug. 2019 Matt Chapman led off with a single, took second on Stephen Piscotty’s base hit and moved up on Davis’s fly ball to right. Dave Hogg, The Seattle Times, "Montas helps Athletics win 14th straight against Tigers," 17 May 2019 The base hit to Moose, (Christian) Yelich had got a great jump on it. Maria Torres, kansascity, "What else Jorge Soler, the Royals said after losing again to the Brewers | The Kansas City Star," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of base hit

1871, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jan 2020

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“Base hit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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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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