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

Examples of fielder's choice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Souza was erased on Peyton Holt's fielder's choice ground ball, then Ryder Helfrick and Lovich worked consecutive walks off Bryce Parlin to load the bases. Tom Murphy,, 6 Mar. 2024 The second inning continued with Zack Short grounding into a fielder's choice, from third baseman Alex Bregman to catcher Martin Maldonado, as Rogers was thrown out at home plate. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2023 Nathaniel Lowe drove in a run on a fielder's choice in the fifth, and in the sixth, Marcus Semien and Corey Seager each had an RBI double. Ryan Morik, Fox News, 4 Oct. 2023 After Rowdy Tellez walked to load the bases, William Contreras drove in another run with a fielder's choice groundout. Journal Sentinel, 3 Apr. 2023 See all Example Sentences for fielder's choice 

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fielder's choice was in 1886

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“Fielder's choice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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