ground ball

noun

Definition of ground ball

: a batted baseball that bounds or rolls along the ground

Examples of ground ball in a Sentence

He hit a ground ball to the shortstop.
Recent Examples on the Web Jalen Battles and Robert Moore teamed to turn an inning-ending double play on a ground ball from Kevin Graham. Matt Jones, Arkansas Online, 1 May 2022 Amed Rosario double-clutched a throw that sailed high to first for an error on a ground ball by Jack Mayfield. Joe Noga, cleveland, 28 Apr. 2022 Davis didn’t look great running to second on the ground ball. Lamond Pope, chicagotribune.com, 22 Mar. 2022 Noah Davidson of Hamilton, Ohio, knocked a hard ground ball just past the first baseman, sending the winning run home in a 1-0 victory in eight innings against Tennessee. Adam Babetski, courant.com, 21 Aug. 2021 Castillo ranked 2nd in both line drive (86 Adjusted Line Drive Contact Score) and ground ball (88) authority management. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 With the defense shifted to the left side against Josh Donaldson, Espinal stopped a ground ball to his left and spun around to toss it to Bichette, who used a 360-degree spin after touching second base to fire the ball to first. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 Portland then loaded the bases, walking off with the win on an infield ground ball. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 Down a man, Mt. Hebron senior defender Jack Kettering forced a turnover, scooped up the loose ground ball and sprinted upfield. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ground ball

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ground ball was in 1857

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Last Updated

9 May 2022

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“Ground ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20ball. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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