infield hit


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With the game tied at 3, Burger started the two-out rally in the eighth by reaching on an infield hit. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 11 June 2022 The first batter Hendriks faced, Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narváez, reached on an infield hit. Lamond Pope,, 14 July 2021 An infield hit, a soft single and an uncharacteristic walk loaded the bases with no outs, with Masataka Yoshida’s grounder plating the game’s first run. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 2 Apr. 2023 Abreu reached on an infield hit. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 13 Aug. 2022 Cleveland began to mount a comeback in the bottom of the fourth behind singles from Gonzalez and Will Brennan and an RBI infield hit by Arias. Joe Noga, cleveland, 27 Sep. 2022 After a walk and infield hit put two men on, the runners were bunted over for pinch hitter Cavan Biggio, who lofted a pop-up behind second base. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 21 June 2022 Bard replaced Lynn with a 5-2 lead in the fifth and loaded the bases with two walks, an infield hit and the pitch that injured Altuve. Alanis Thames, ajc, 19 Mar. 2023 Randy Arozarena, Mexico's leadoff hitter, reached on an infield hit that was originally ruled an out on the field. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 12 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infield hit was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Infield hit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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