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 Manaea got two quick outs before Garrett Stubbs legged out a single on a drag bunt. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 14 June 2024 The double and the first-to-third on the wild pitch, and the drag bunt. Steve Fryer, Orange County Register, 31 May 2024 Jurickson Profar attempted a drag bunt before pulling his bat back and taking the first pitch for a ball. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2024 Davalillo, batting for Steve Yeager, came to the plate and, with the infield playing deep, laid down a perfect drag bunt for a single. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 Josiah Cromwick started the rally with a drag bunt and Anson Aroz followed with an RBI single. oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 Jake McCarthy tapped a drag bunt toward first base. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2023 How about the fact those hits aren’t drag bunts or bloopers. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Jul. 2024.

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