sacrifice fly


Definition of 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 Chicago's Manny Alexander hit a sacrifice fly against Doug Jones in the bottom of the eighth to give the Cubs a tiebreaking tally, and Rod Beck worked a 1-2-3 ninth. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With 'Long Gone Summer' about to air, re-visit the Milwaukee Brewers' role in the McGwire-Sosa home run chase," 14 June 2020 Scoring two runs, each on a sacrifice fly, normally doesn’t equate to memorable baseball. Steve Kroner,, "June 3, 2004: A’s top Toronto in 11 innings for third straight walk-off win," 3 June 2020 Bob McClure took over and surrendered a sacrifice fly to Dwayne Murphy and then exited after walking Joe Morgan. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A recap of all 50 season openers for the Brewers," 25 Mar. 2020 The right-hander followed Dobnak and allowed a sacrifice fly to Giancarlo Stanton, an RBI hit to Torres and plunked Gary Sanchez before Gregorius’ drive., "Didi Gregorius breaks out of slump as Yankees pummel Twins for 2-0 series lead," 6 Oct. 2019 The right-hander followed Dobnak and allowed a sacrifice fly to Giancarlo Stanton, an RBI hit to Torres and plunked Gary Sanchez before Gregorius’ drive. Jake Seiner,, "Didi Gregorius’ grand slam highlights a 7-run 3rd, leading the Yankees to an 8-2 victory against the Twins for a 2-0 ALDS lead," 5 Oct. 2019 The Rockies took a 1-0 lead in the third when Pat Valaika hit a leadoff double, advanced on Eric Lauer’s wild pitch and scored on Drew Butera’s sacrifice fly. Bernie Wilson, The Denver Post, "Wil Myers’ walk-off single lifts Padres to 10th inning win over Rockies," 8 Sep. 2019 The right-hander entered and struck out Nolan Arenado on three pitches before yielding a sacrifice fly to Murphy. Jorge Castillo,, "Hyun-Jin Ryu is pummeled in Dodgers’ 13-9 loss to Rockies," 28 June 2019 Ty Adkinson came in for Lowak and scored on Jackson Hunter’s sacrifice fly. David Hinojosa,, "Blanco falls short in state-championship bid," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of sacrifice fly

1944, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2020

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“Sacrifice fly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sacrifice fly

baseball : a fly ball that is caught by a fielder but allows a base runner to score after it is caught

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