infield hit

noun

Definition of infield hit

: a base hit on a ball that does not leave the infield

Examples of infield hit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Already with two home runs in the game and up by 12 runs, the Dodgers slugger beat out a groundball to first base for an infield hit. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "Another World Series Run for Dodgers Seems Inevitable," 22 July 2019 Neel started with a single, and Hamilton followed by an infield hit, with Neel taking third on shortstop Xavier Shoda's off-target throw. Scott French, latimes.com, "Huntington West Little League edges Costa Mesa National in extra innings, advances to District 62 Tournament of Champions Major semifinals," 11 June 2019 Cain and Yelich collected one-out singles, pulled off a double steal, and Braun delivered a bullet of an infield hit to first base for a run batted in. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 5, Marlins 1: Moustakas slugs two home runs and Peralta slows down hot Miami lineup," 6 June 2019 On the night, in a 5-1 Cardinals win, Pujols went 1-for-2, with an infield hit and a walk to go along with that fly out. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "Albert Pujols's Emotional Return Drums Up Nostalgia in St. Louis," 22 June 2019 George Springer reached on an infield hit, took second on Gary Sánchez’s passed ball, advanced on a groundout and scored when Paxton bounced a breaking ball off Sánchez’s glove for a wild pitch. Ronald Blum, baltimoresun.com, "Yankees stay alive in ALCS with 4-1 victory over Astros in Game 5," 18 Oct. 2019 Matt Duffy, whose career since the Giants dealt him to Tampa Bay has been marred by foot and leg injuries, had no trouble beating out an infield hit to start the second in his lone at-bat. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Rays, Diaz needed 5 pitches to set tone for wild-card game they dominated," 2 Oct. 2019 Hoskins followed Harper’s infield hit with his 29th homer to right field. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hoskins, Pirela hit 2-run HRs as Phillies stop Braves 5-4," 17 Sep. 2019 Springer reached on an infield hit, took second on Gary Sánchez’s passed ball, advanced on a groundout and scored when Paxton bounced a breaking ball off Sánchez’s glove for a wild pitch. Ronald Blum, The Denver Post, "DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS," 19 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of infield hit

1907, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2020

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“Infield hit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infield%20hit. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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