infield hit

noun

Definition of infield hit

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

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Brooks retired two batters, but loaded the bases on a walk and an infield hit. Josh Criswell, latimes.com, "Jake Brooks bounces back as Fountain Valley takes sole possession of third place with win at Edison," 5 May 2018 New York trailed 10-0 in the fourth when Luke Voit hit a comebacker off the bare hand of Eovaldi, and Hernandez signaled Voit beat the throw from second baseman Brock Holt for an infield hit . Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "Hernandez reversed on 3 of 4 replays in Yanks-Red Sox Game 3," 8 Oct. 2018 Rizzo failed to make a scoop on Adam Engel’s infield hit to shortstop in the third. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs lose a game the White Sox tried to give away," 13 May 2018 Cain reached on another infield hit to open the third inning and Aguilar struck again with one out. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 3, Pirates 2: Freddy Peralta's return to big leagues nearly as good as his debut," 19 June 2018 Chicago padded a 1-0 lead on Tommy La Stella’s two-run infield hit in the seventh, with Arcía holding the ball instead of throwing home as Jason Heyward kept running from second base. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers look to put runs on the board after Cubs pitchers dominated first two meetings," 10 June 2018 Maddon pulled some tricks in the eighth as Steve Cishek allowed an infield hit to Orlando Arcia, and then moved to left field as Brian Duensing was summoned. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs get shutout in second straight game, fall to Brewers 1-0," 13 June 2018 Piña got things started by lining a home run over the centerfield wall, followed by a Keon Broxton double and infield hit by pinch-hitter Jonathan Villar. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 6, Twins 5 (10): After falling behind on yet another grand slam, Brewers rally," 2 July 2018 UConn did not get its next hit until the sixth, an infield hit by Prato. Dom Amore, courant.com, "Washington Outlasts Mason Feole, Silences UConn Baseball 7-1," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of infield hit

1907, in the meaning defined above

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