fielder's choice


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

Examples of fielder's choice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web José Marmolejos walked to lead off the ninth and then Kelenic reached on a fielder's choice later in the inning before Turnbull struck out Mitch Haniger to complete the no-hitter. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 Jalen Battles followed with a fielder's choice RBI to score Casey Opitz, who walked. Mitchell Gladstone, Arkansas Online, 27 Mar. 2021 Will Smith grounded into a fielder's choice to Weaver, who botched the throw, allowing Corey Seager to score after reaching on a fielding error by Ketel Marte. Beth Harris, ajc, 15 Sep. 2021 Mazeika hit the ball harder Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles with a grounder to first, but Jonathan Villar beat the tag despite the infield playing in, another RBI fielder's choice. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 12 May 2021 Hernández singled and Devers walked before Rasmussen avoided further damage by getting a fielder's choice grounder from Martinez. Mark Didtler, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 Manny Machado popped out to first and Jake Cronenworth grounded out on a fielder's choice to end the inning. David Brandt, ajc, 15 Aug. 2021 That brought up Castellanos vs. Nationals closer Brad Hand, but Castellanos grounded into a fielder's choice to end the game. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 27 May 2021 Michael Brantley reached on a fielder's choice that allowed Garcia to score and left Altuve at third. Kristie Rieken, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of fielder's choice

1886, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2021

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“Fielder's choice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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