drag bunt


Definition of drag bunt

: a bunt in baseball made by a left-handed batter by trailing the bat while moving toward first base broadly : a bunt made with the object of getting on base safely rather than sacrificing

Examples of drag bunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ducks ended it in the bottom of the frame on another two-out rally as Hanoian reached via drag bunt, Tanner Smith singled to left-center and Boettcher ripped the first pitch from Mulholland to the left side and beat out the throw from Armstrong. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2021 Two innings later, Kevin Plawecki slipped trying to get back to the bag after Amed Rosario attempted a drag bunt, with catcher Alex Avila’s throw easily beating him to the bag. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, 15 June 2018 Connor Krantz set the tone, getting down a perfect drag bunt for a one-out single. Mike Hutton, chicagotribune.com, 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of drag bunt

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drag bunt was circa 1949

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“Drag bunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20bunt. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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