basket catch


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web García made a nice running basket catch. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 3 Apr. 2023 After Alberto took third on José Iglesias' lineout, Mountcastle popped up Montgomery’s first pitch into shallow center, but second baseman Thairo Estrada couldn’t make a basket catch, the ball ticking off his glove and allowing Alberto to score the tying run. Nathan Ruiz,, 12 Sep. 2020 When Grant Huebner led off for Edwardsville with a deep fly ball to center, Lausch ran seemingly forever and made an over-the-shoulder basket catch with his back to the infield. Steve Millar, Chicago Tribune, 10 June 2022 Mike Moustakas, playing first base, wasn’t quick enough to call off Farmer, who attempted to make a basket catch. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 1 May 2022 To sit and talk with Willie Mays is to walk into the Polo Grounds or Candlestick Park, hang with Monte Irvin or Bobby Bonds, lose your cap running first to third, and make a basket catch or three. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 May 2021 Kim made a basket catch on the run to end the game. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 20 June 2021 Also in that inning, freshman center fielder Jolie Adams made a running basket catch in right-center, crossing with junior right fielder Kiley Conner, before firing a strike to Renschen at first to complete a double play. Michael Osipoff,, 14 June 2021 Hays scored when Trey Mancini skied a single into short left field that shortstop Elvis Andrus dropped on a basket catch attempt. Jon Meoli,, 1 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basket catch was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Basket catch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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