sacrifice bunt


variants or less commonly sacrifice hit
plural sacrifice bunts also sacrifice hits
: a bunt in baseball that allows a runner to advance one base while the batter is put out

Examples of sacrifice bunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Riley Adams led off with a single to left and was moved over on a sacrifice bunt by Ildemaro Vargas. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 4 July 2024 The only out was when Neto dropped down a sacrifice bunt. Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register, 14 June 2024 The Lions retook a three run lead in the third inning with the same small ball strategy; a walk, sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch set up a sacrifice fly from senior third baseman Eric Gomez. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 June 2024 Jeff McNeil advanced the runners on a sacrifice bunt and Stratton got Francisco Alvarez to pop up to second base. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 17 Apr. 2024 Pete Alonso walked to lead off the inning and was advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Tyrone Taylor. Abbey Mastrocco, Hartford Courant, 14 Apr. 2024 Another sacrifice bunt by Jaeden Powell moved Cruz to third where Kade Cross drove him home with a ground single to right. Darren Lauber, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 18 May 2024 Locked in a scoreless game in the eighth inning, senior Jake Miller went for a sacrifice bunt but beat it out, setting the Hawks up with runners on first and second with no outs. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2024 Second baseman Michael Massey also contributed, laying down an RBI sacrifice bunt to bring in Blanco. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 12 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sacrifice bunt was in 1877

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“Sacrifice bunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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