plural sac flies
baseball, informal
: sacrifice fly
The Cardinals ended the scoring on Lonnie Smith's bases-loaded sac fly in the eighth.Jim Kaplan

Examples of sac fly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Sooners got on the board first with a sac fly from sophomore catcher Easton Carmichael, but the Jayhawks answered with three runs in the second aided by three OU errors. Maddie Hartley, Kansas City Star, 23 May 2024 Obando walked and Dietrich’s sac fly gave Walkersville’s a 1-0 lead. Sean Maslin, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2024 Senior infielder Collier Cranford provided a sac fly to center for the go-ahead run. Maddie Hartley, Kansas City Star, 21 May 2024 Alex Bregman added a sacrifice fly in the inning, with Mauricio Dubon adding another sac fly in the fourth. Brooks, who provided Oakland’s first quality start in more than a week, hadn’t started pitched in the majors in two years or started a big league game since 2019. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024 Michael Massey followed with another sac fly that brought home Witt. Pete Grathoff, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 Puk then issued his third walk of the inning, this time to Jared Triolo, to force in a run before Michael A. Taylor hit a sac fly to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 30 Mar. 2024 Leroy adds a run in the bottom of the third inning as Campbell Newell scores on a sac fly from Abbey Davidson. al, 16 May 2023 Ragan Brownlow grabbed an RBI sac fly in the second, followed by Aynslee Malone, who scored on an error. 10:52 a.m. Preps, al, 17 May 2023

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Word History


sac short for sacrifice entry 1

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sac fly was in 1928

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“Sac fly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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