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 Facing José Ramirez next, Ferguson left a mistake fastball down the middle that the Guardians star hammered through the infield for a go-ahead base hit. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 The more telling metric, however, is the advanced measure known as batting average on balls in play, or BABIP — the rate of base hits when a hitter simply puts the ball into play and doesn’t strike out. Jason Parker, NBC News, 21 Oct. 2023 The Atlanta Braves third baseman, on a full count, just needed a base hit to bring in the tying run that was standing on third base. Ryan Morik, Fox News, 10 Oct. 2023 The rise in frequency and intensity of extreme events is by definition a change in the climate, just as an increase in the frequency of base hits causes a better’s average to rise. Scott Denning, The Conversation, 13 Sep. 2023 After Cedric Mullins’ RBI groundout, five straight Orioles recorded base hits to break the game open. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 29 Aug. 2023 Josh Naylor’s two-out base hit in the second inning scored Kwan and gave the Guardians a four-run advantage. Joe Noga, cleveland, 13 Sep. 2023 Spencer Steer leads the Reds with 55 extra base hits (31 doubles, two triples and 22 home runs). Creg Stephenson |, al, 18 Sep. 2023 Fans erupted in applause after every O’s defensive out and base hit Sunday. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 17 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of base hit was in 1871

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“Base hit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

base hit

: a hit in baseball that allows the batter to reach base safely with no error made and no base runner forced out
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