Definition of putout
: the retiring of a base runner or batter by a defensive player in baseball
Examples of putout in a Sentence
The shortstop fielded the grounder and threw to first base for the putout.
Recent Examples of putout from the Web
As the game began, Ripken lightheartedly raced Brady Anderson onto the field, then made the first putout of the game, ranging back and to his right to catch a pop-up down the left-field line.
The Padres’ Wil Myers is the most popular person at Petco Park when the top of an inning ends with a putout at first base.
Scherzer said the chopper was nearly a routine 1-3 putout.
Texeira is the program’s all-time leader in batting average (.405), slugging percentage (.759), on-base percentage (.543), runs (159), home runs (47), RBI (190), total bases (420), walks (147) and defensive putouts (1,191).
Cuthbert adjusted his stretch to complete the putout.
Hirsh, who is Ramona's catcher, had six putouts and an assist.
In a span of 15 minutes, Dulaney went from producing remarkable, game-saving putouts with two runners on base to then enduring a long, agonizing walk back to the parking lot where the bus awaited.
The three errors agaisnt LSU were an uncharacteristically poor showing for Crocker, who has just five errors with a .937 fielding percentage this season with 41 assists and 31 putouts in 26 games with 14 starts.
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Definition of putout for English Language Learners
baseball : an action that causes a batter or runner on the opposite team to be out
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