basket catch

noun

Definition of basket catch

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

Examples of basket catch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Was making the basket catch as a little kid center fielder. Chronicle Report, SFChronicle.com, "‘Simply amazing’: On Willie Mays’ 89th birthday, fans share their memories," 6 May 2020 Watching Nolan Arenado’s barehanded snatches-and-throws, over-the-shoulder basket catches, pirouettes in the dirt and diving stops down the line have become routine for Rockies fans. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ Nolan Arenado wins 7th consecutive Gold Glove," 3 Nov. 2019 And how about Josh Reddick in right field, making a basket catch at the wall for the final out of the inning (after Verlander notched two more strikeouts). James Wagner, New York Times, "How the Yankees Beat the Astros in Game 5 of the A.L.C.S.," 18 Oct. 2019 Arenado, fighting the sun, made an over-the-shoulder, basket catch. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Nolan Arenado’s “tarp play” still No. 1, but Thursday’s web gem wowed us," 13 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of basket catch

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Basket catch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basket%20catch. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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