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

Examples of fielder's choice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) celebrates after scoring off a fielder's choice in the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Wrigley Field Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Chicago. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs hope their 5-run 7th inning to beat the Mariners 5-1 gets them rolling in the right direction," 2 Sep. 2019 After reaching base on a fielder's choice in the first inning and popping out in the third, Diaz came to the plate to lead off the sixth. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "As broadcasters interview his parents, Marlins rookie Isan Diaz homers in his MLB debut," 5 Aug. 2019 Bregman moved to third base on a fielder's choice ground ball, and after Robinson Chirinos struck out, Josh Reddick smoothly singled to right field to score Bregman and the game's first run. Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle, "Gerrit Cole, Astros shut out Angels," 6 July 2019 Mike Moustakas followed with a swinging bunt to put two more on with one out, but Ryan Braun grounded into a fielder's choice and Eric Thames flew out to leave Milwaukee with a slim 1-0 lead. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giants 8, Brewers 3: Another bullpen collapse ends the series on an ugly note," 14 July 2019 Left-hander Tim Mayza came on and retired pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez, but Christian Vazquez walked and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in a run with a fielder's choice. Ian Harrison, courant.com, "In a pinch, Marco Hernandez delivers win for Red Sox," 5 July 2019 Chirinos' run on Jake Marisnick's fielder's choice was the Astros' first in 17 innings. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros begin road trip with loss to Reds," 18 June 2019 After Julia Valenzuela was hit by a pitch to start the bottom half, Brannan hit into a fielder's choice that erased Valenzuela, Kennedy walked and Clemetson got an infield hit to load the bases with one out, setting up Vandiver's walkoff grounder. Steve Galluzzo, latimes.com, "Ninth-inning blunder pushes top-seeded UCLA softball to the brink of elimination," 20 May 2018 With runners on first and third and two outs, Jurickson Profar grounded into a fielder's choice. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Loss to Royals filled with missed opportunities | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of fielder's choice

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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