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 Dubón advanced to third on a sacrifice fly by Yuli Gurriel. Kristie Rieken, oregonlive, 31 July 2022 The Rays tied the score at 3-3 in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Choi off McCarty, who could have been hurt a lot more in the inning. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 31 July 2022 Dubón advanced to third on a sacrifice fly by Yuli Gurriel. Kristie Rieken, Chron, 31 July 2022 Kody Clemens blasted a solo home run on a first-pitch fastball, and Tucker Barnhart doubled, advanced to third on a Greene groundout, then scored on a sacrifice fly from Reyes. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 3 July 2022 Belt pinch hit for Wynns in the sixth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Yastrzemski, also pinch hitting against Wil Crowe. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 2022 The Warriors got its third run in the second when Serrano doubled to center and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Cramer. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 5 June 2022 The Royals tacked on another run in the fifth on hits by Rothrock, Freije and Tori Candler and made it 5-0 on the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Hofmann to score Lyla Blackwell. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 4 June 2022 In the sixth, Schmitt singled and would come in on a sacrifice fly by Connor Christenson to make for the 5-0 final. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 4 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sacrifice fly

1944, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

10 Aug 2022

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“Sacrifice fly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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