sacrifice fly

noun

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 Toby Welk added a sacrifice fly RBI in the fourth inning and JD Mundy, who homered in his Aberdeen debut Tuesday, belted a two-run shot in the sixth that proved to be the winning runs. Randy Mcroberts, baltimoresun.com, 5 June 2021 But Kyler Fedko, the Big East Player of the Year, homered to right in the fourth, and delivered a sacrifice fly in the fifth to produce the only runs of the game. Dom Amore, courant.com, 29 May 2021 Pinch-runner Sydney O’Clery later scored on a fielder’s choice, and Ava Wallace added a sacrifice fly for a few insurance runs. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 27 May 2021 The next batter, Robbie Grossman, delivered a sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 25 May 2021 Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run double in the eighth and Donovan Solano had a sacrifice fly for the Giants, who lost their third straight game following a five-game winning streak. BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2021 Jessie Harper had a sacrifice fly for an insurance run in the sixth, and Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza lined a double off the wall for another. John Mckelvey, The Arizona Republic, 22 May 2021 Gregory Polanco added a sacrifice fly off Grant Dayton. George Henry, ajc, 21 May 2021 Cade Irwin hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the third to give The Colony (25-7-2) a 1-0 lead, and Noah Olivera hit a solo home run leading off the fourth. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 20 May 2021

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First Known Use of sacrifice fly

1944, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2021

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“Sacrifice fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacrifice%20fly. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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sacrifice fly

noun

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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