sacrifice fly


: an outfield fly in baseball caught by a fielder after which a runner scores

Examples of sacrifice fly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lead was 5-1 after the fifth on a sacrifice fly from Wilmer Flores and a two-out run-scoring single by Michael Conforto. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024 The Cubs scored first on Dansby Swanson’s sacrifice fly in the second inning, then rookie Wyatt Langford hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to score Josh Jung to tie the game 1-1. David Ammenheuser, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 29 Mar. 2024 Burger had three hits, a sacrifice fly and a team-high three RBI. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 29 Mar. 2024 An Anthony Santander sacrifice fly drove in the fifth run. Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register, 28 Mar. 2024 Chicago added another run on a sacrifice fly by Braden Shewmake to take a 2-0 lead through four. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 7 Apr. 2024 The Eagles had the bases loaded with one out in the first when Warren Gravely IV hit a sacrifice fly to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Michael Huntley, Orange County Register, 5 Apr. 2024 After a sacrifice fly by Iván Herrera cut the Dodgers’ lead in half, Roberts faced his first big decision of the season. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2024 The Giants trailed 3-0 in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Nick Allen, whose fly out scored Lawrence Butler, who triple to lead off the inning off Camilo Doval. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sacrifice fly was in 1944

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“Sacrifice fly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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sacrifice fly

: an outfield fly in baseball caught by a fielder after which a base runner scores

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