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 Bauer and Ellis led off the eighth with back-to-back singles once more and Keegan Norton drove in the go-ahead run with the third straight base hit to put the Panthers in front for good. Michael Whitlow, Journal Sentinel, 14 June 2022 Grace, who finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, started the rally in the second inning with a two-out two-base hit down the left-field line to make it 5-2. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 3 June 2022 Gonzalez, facing hard-throwing Gregory Soto, worked the count full before driving a 98 mph fastball past first base for the first extra base hit of his career. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 27 May 2022 In each of the final two innings, the Dodgers had runners on first and second with one out — a base hit away both times from erasing a one-run deficit against the Washington Nationals. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2022 Gardens always seemed one base hit away from tying the score or taking the lead, but White’s performance was the difference. Mike May, Sun Sentinel, 18 May 2022 The final run came two batters later, when sophomore Liliana Arreola lifted a base hit into right, scoring Emily Muth from third. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 13 May 2022 Giménez drove in a run with an RBI single in the first and added a base hit in the seventh to up his batting average to .348 with an .888 OPS. Joe Noga, cleveland, 8 May 2022 And, one of the game’s all-time greats can still get a base hit against some of the world’s best pitchers. NBC News, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of base hit

1871, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Base hit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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