basket catch


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 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 Every year on Mays’ birthday, May 6, require every outfielder to catch every routine fly ball with a basket catch. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Apr. 2021 Hector Neris threw a 1-2-3 ninth, aided by shortstop Gregorius' sliding, over-the-shoulder basket catch in shallow left field to deny Albies a hit. Nola gave up two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out six. Rob Maaddi, ajc, 1 Apr. 2021 Was making the basket catch as a little kid center fielder. Chronicle Report,, 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, 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of basket catch

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of basket catch was in 1897

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“Basket catch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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