double play

noun

Definition of double play

: a play in baseball by which two players are put out

Examples of double play in a Sentence

The batter hit into a double play. They turned a double play to end the inning.
Recent Examples on the Web The Astros escaped when Hunter Renfroe grounded into a double play and Alex Verdugo bounced out to first. courant.com, 21 Oct. 2021 The Astros escaped when Hunter Renfroe grounded into a double play and Alex Verdugo bounced out to first. oregonlive, 21 Oct. 2021 But slumping Hunter Renfroe grounded into a double play and Alex Verdugo grounded to first. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Oct. 2021 The Astros escaped when Hunter Renfroe grounded into a double play and Alex Verdugo bounced out to first. Jimmy Golen, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Oct. 2021 Moore escaped a first-and-third, one-out jam in the 10th by getting Rice to ground into a double play. Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2021 But between the singles from Engel and Hernandez, Vaughn grounded into a double play. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 3 Oct. 2021 Eugenio Suárez hit a one-out single in the seventh inning, but Tucker ended the inning with an over-the-shoulder diving catch that turned into a double play. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 2 Oct. 2021 Nelson Cruz grounded into a double play, and pinch-hitter Yandy Díaz grounded out to end it and give Pressly his 26th save. Kristie Rieken, Chron, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of double play

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double play was in 1867

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21 Nov 2021

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“Double play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20play. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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double play

noun

English Language Learners Definition of double play

: a play in which the team in the field causes two runners to be put out

double play

noun

Kids Definition of double play

: a play in baseball by which two base runners are put out

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