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 Brantley and Bregman followed with back-to-back singles and Brantley scored on a fielder's choice ground out by Carlos Correa. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Athletics trip up Astros bullpen in Game 3 to extend ALDS," 7 Oct. 2020 Aquino then struck out and Garcia grounded into a fielder's choice. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "Dissecting the 22-inning scoreless streak that ended the Cincinnati Reds' season," 3 Oct. 2020 The Padres added on against reliever Alex Reyes in the seventh, on a bases-loaded walk to Hosmer, Manny Machado's fielder's choice and an error on third baseman Tommy Edman. Bernie Wilson,, "9 Padres pitchers blank Cardinals 4-0 in Game 3, reach NLDS," 3 Oct. 2020 Moustakas hit a two-out double in the sixth inning, and Anderson hit Tyler Stephenson with a pitch, but Anderson's final batter, Nick Senzel, grounded into a fielder's choice. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "'This isn't going to be easy': Cincinnati Reds miss chance to pull away in playoff race in loss," 23 Sep. 2020 Turner followed with his shot to right field that made it 6-0. Edwin Ríos singled in a run and Austin Barnes' fielder's choice bunt to first base led to another that gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the fifth. Beth Harris, Star Tribune, "Pitching, Turner's 3-run blast help Dodgers beat Padres, 6-0," 12 Aug. 2020 Lorenzen got Frazier to hit into a fielder's choice. John Fay, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Reds blow lead in ninth inning, fall to Pittsburgh Pirates," 6 Sep. 2020 Gregorius was credited with a fielder's choice and an RBI as Andrew McCutchen trotted home. Jerry Beach, Star Tribune, "Arrieta pitches Phillies past Mets 5-3 for 5th straight win," 4 Sep. 2020 The 9-2 fielder's choice seemed to deflate the Reds. John Fay, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Reds lose fourth straight, in bizarre fashion to Milwaukee Brewers," 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of fielder's choice

1886, in the meaning defined above

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21 Oct 2020

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“Fielder's choice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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