cutoff man

noun

Definition of cutoff man

: a player in baseball who relays a ball from an outfielder to the infield

Examples of cutoff man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web García hit cutoff man Wong with the throw but Wong, not realizing Freeman hadn't slowed rounding third, hesitated a click before throwing home and well late as Freeman slid in to make it 2-0. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Oct. 2021 The fundamentally sound play would have been to hit the cutoff man and keep the double play in order. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2021 Don Money then scored Oglivie to tie the game when Lowenstein missed the cutoff man. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2021 Right fielder Pavin Smith air-mailed both his cutoff man and home plate. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 30 Aug. 2021 But sometimes the better play is to assess the situation and hit the cutoff man instead of throwing a fastball to the plate. BostonGlobe.com, 19 June 2021 After lining a pitch into right field in the ninth inning, Votto took an extra base when Brewers outfielder Avisaíl García fired a throw over the cutoff man as Tyler Stephenson stopped at third. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 15 June 2021 Baseball needs a cutoff man; intersections need traffic cops. Brian Barrett, Wired, 8 June 2021 Kiermaier singled leading off the third against Jameson Tallion (1-4) and scored on Manuel Margot's double as right fielder Aaron Judge overthrew the cutoff man, and the Rays never trailed for the fifth straight game. Ronald Blum, orlandosentinel.com, 31 May 2021

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First Known Use of cutoff man

1967, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2021

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“Cutoff man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutoff%20man. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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