basket catch

noun

Definition of basket catch

: a catch of a fly ball made with the glove held palm up at waist level

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Olson made an effortless basket catch to quell an Astros attempt at an eighth-inning rally and Chapman showed up his fellow Gold Glove third baseman with this ballet-like play at third. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Oakland Athletics out-slug the mighty Houston Astros in win," 15 Aug. 2019 Or when Ryan McGuire looped a ball to left field with one out in the ninth that Ricky Ledee lost in the shadows before making a basket catch. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Cone’s perfect game — 20 years ago — among memories in his new book," 18 July 2019 So that was the genesis of the basket catch and the hat flying off his head. John. N. Mcmurray, Smithsonian, "Even Today, Willie Mays Remains a Giant in Baseball History," 6 June 2018 Boyd was never in real danger of giving up a hit: Dixon Machado made an extremely athletic play in the second inning and Efren Navarro made a basket catch while banging into the tarpaulin in the sixth inning. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Matt Boyd's masterpiece falls 1 out shy of history in Tigers' 12-0 win," 17 Sep. 2017 First baseman Efren Navarro’s basket catch while running into the tarpaulin along the first base line to end the top of the sixth inning stands out as the best. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Matt Boyd's no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th; Tigers win 12-0," 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of basket catch

1897, in the meaning defined above

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