sac bunt

noun

plural sac bunts
baseball, informal : sacrifice bunt
Yates allowed a leadoff single to Kerry Robinson and walked Terrence Long. A sac bunt moved both runners up before Khalil Greene knocked an RBI single to right to tie the score.Mark Hale

Examples of sac bunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While in San Francisco, managing under NL rules, Bochy used his pitchers to bunt, but the Giants still had the fourth-fewest sac bunts among the 15 NL teams. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 8 Aug. 2023 After Zack Short beat out a sac bunt off reliever Jonathan Hernández to load the bases, Jake Rogers hit a sacrifice fly and Marisnick followed with a single to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 31 May 2023 Rockwall added a third run on a sac bunt from pinch hitter Jack Jungels that brought Drew Estrada home in the bottom of the third inning. Lia Assimakopoulos, Dallas News, 14 May 2023 Easton Talt led off the ninth with a single to left for Oregon State, and Talt advanced to second on Canon Reeder’s sac bunt. oregonlive, 29 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

sac short for sacrifice entry 1

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sac bunt was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Sac bunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sac%20bunt. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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