fielder's choice

noun

Definition of fielder's choice 

: a situation in baseball in which a batter reaches base safely because the fielder attempts to put out another base runner on the play

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Following a two-out single and then a hit-by-pitch to load the bases, Mize navigated his way out of the inning with a fielder's choice to start a streak of 10 consecutive hitters retired. Tom Green, AL.com, "No vintage Casey Mize, no problem for Auburn in series-opening win against Missouri," 31 Mar. 2018 With the deficit narrowed to 13-11 and West Boynton runners on first and third and the winning run at the plate with one out, Dean Dragos took the mound in relief and shut the door with a strikeout and a fielder's choice. Gary Curreri, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boca Raton Senior All-Stars rally to district title in best-of-3 series," 30 June 2018 Votto got a run in a 4-3 groundout, and Eugenio Suarez got another in with a fielder's choice. John Fay, Cincinnati.com, "Jesse Winker hits 1st career walk-off homer to give Cincinnati Reds a 7-5, 13-inning win," 7 June 2018 After shortstop Samantha Campos was hit by a pitch, the Knights scored two runs on two errors and one on a fielder's choice by first baseman Angelina Perez. Jeff Tully, latimes.com, "Four-run first too much for Burbank softball to overcome in playoff loss," 16 May 2018 In the 10th, Howard walked, Veillon singled and Bratton reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases. NOLA.com, "UNO baseball upsets No. 1 seed Sam Houston State in Southland Tournament," 23 May 2018 Sophomore shortstop Allie Skaggs, an Arizona commit, reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and scored on a single up the middle by senior pitcher Shelby Kelley, a Clemson signee. Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "Ballard, Butler fall in first round of KHSAA state softball tournament," 7 June 2018 Righty Jim Johnson replaced Bedrosian and Dixon Machado reached on a fielder's choice, which allowed JaCoby Jones to score. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Rally Goose: Detroit Tigers score 5 runs in 6th in 6-1 win over Angels," 31 May 2018 After a fielder's choice, Ducote, who entered as a defensive replacement, drove the ball deep enough to bring home the decisive run. NOLA.com, "UNO baseball upsets No. 1 seed Sam Houston State in Southland Tournament," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of fielder's choice

1886, in the meaning defined above

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