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 Williams took over in the fifth inning and allowed an infield hit by Dylan Carlson with one down – only the second hit off his changeup this season. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers do nothing to help their playoff chances by splitting doubleheader with Cardinals," 25 Sep. 2020 Jimenez followed Abreu’s infield hit with his RBI double. Lamond Pope, chicagotribune.com, "4 takeaways from the White Sox-Twins series, including Eloy Jimenez’s clutch hit paving the way for the Sox to clinch their first playoff appearance since 2008," 18 Sep. 2020 The Brewers, one of the least productive teams in the majors, were held to one run in 14 innings and managed only an infield hit in the nightcap. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 9, Pirates 1: Braun, Gyorko lead power surge as offense finally gets going early," 28 Aug. 2020 Kevin Pillar drove in a run in the sixth with an infield hit. David Ginsburg, Star Tribune, "Orioles tag Boston bullpen, end skid with 5-4 victory," 22 Aug. 2020 He was greeted by an infield hit from Jake Cave, loading the bases with no outs and putting Minnesota in position for a big inning. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Twins 7, Brewers 1: The offense is a no-show in early innings again, allowing Twins to pull away," 20 Aug. 2020 The Brewers got off to a terrible start in the first inning, beginning with an infield hit by Phillip Ervin on a roller down the third-base line. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reds 4, Brewers 1: Offense remains stuck in neutral as Milwaukee falls to 0-4 at Miller Park," 8 Aug. 2020 Abreu drives in the tying run while reaching on an infield hit. Lamond Pope, chicagotribune.com, "Top 20 moments of the Chicago White Sox’s 2020 regular season," 28 Sep. 2020 Alex Avila hit a leadoff single in the third and Max Kepler followed with an infield hit. Steve Megargee, Star Tribune, "Rosario's slam helps Twins beat Brewers 4-2 to end skid," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of infield hit

1907, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Infield hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infield%20hit. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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