base hit

noun

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

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Duensing walked Jesse Winker, yielded a base hit to Adam Duvall and then fell behind 3-0 to DeSclafani, who had just 16 hits in 116 career at-bats coming in. Mark Schmetzer, Cincinnati.com, "Top Cincinnati Reds games: No. 40 – Anthony DeSclafani's 2018 grand slam vs. Chicago Cubs," 5 June 2019 Springer, however, fired to Bregman to get Narvaez trying to stretch a base hit into a double. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Yuli Gurriel's walkoff single sends Astros past White Sox," 5 July 2018 Hector Rondon surrendered a walk and a base hit in the eighth. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Lance McCullers cruises, offense explodes in Astros' win over Athletics," 28 Apr. 2018 No player in the sport has produced a walk or an extra base hit in a higher percentage of his plate appearances since the start of last season (min: 250 PAs). David Murphy, Philly.com, "Why Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins is a superstar: Look at the company he keeps | David Murphy," 10 Apr. 2018 An inning later, Roche ripped a base hit to left field, and came home on an RBI single by catcher Dave Driscoll. Matt Doherty, BostonGlobe.com, "BC High scores early, then Mike Vasil KOs Wachusett in Super 8," 13 June 2018 Privacy - Terms For Beltre, the blast gave him 1,122 career extra base hits, good for a tie for 16th all time with Manny Ramirez. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Disappointing outcome, but Rangers made right decision on Lincecum," 5 June 2018 The Crusaders extended their lead to 4-2 in the third on a base hit by Morgan but the Tigers came back to tie it up in the fourth on a sac-fly from Ashton Goldring before a wild pitch allowed Adrian Aguilar to score from third. Jim Derry, NOLA.com, "Re-live the top plays from a zany St. Paul's-Jesuit 12-inning thriller," 6 May 2018 The knockout blow didn’t come from a bomb but from a base hit by Lucas Duda in the sixth. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Alex Gordon stays hot as Royals get rare series-opening victory over Tigers | The Kansas City Star," 3 May 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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base hit

noun

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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