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 Athletics third baseman Brett Harris mishandled the hard liner and Perez, running hard, was able reach on an infield hit. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 18 May 2024 Amber Deems got a one-out single and Jenna Neff walked, setting up an RBI single by Shalimar Lopez and run-scoring infield hit by Carl. Craig J. Clary, Baltimore Sun, 17 May 2024 Two more miscues followed in the third with first baseman Ryan Noda throwing the ball away on an infield hit by Valdez and starter Joe Boyle making a wild throw on a pickoff attempt at second base. Josh Dubow, The Mercury News, 2 Apr. 2024 The Orioles then added an infield hit when a ball ticked off Rendon’s glove. Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register, 28 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for infield hit 

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of infield hit was in 1907

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“Infield hit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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