sacrifice hit

noun

Definition of sacrifice hit

: a bunt in baseball that allows a runner to advance one base while the batter is put out

Examples of sacrifice hit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The past four World Series champions combined used fewer sacrifice hits in the postseason than did the 2014 Giants. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "Why Home Runs Will Be More Important Than Ever in October," 23 Sep. 2019 The only Dodger position player with a sacrifice hit is Chris Taylor, who has two. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers Dugout: Opening up the reader mailbag," 6 Sep. 2019 Michael stole home and Rodenbaugh followed on a sacrifice hit by Seriah Brokenborough in a three-run third inning, which put the Panthers in front 4-0. J.c. Carnahan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake Howell walks off, Winter Springs and Eustis win softball Klassic openers," 6 Apr. 2018 With power all through his lineup, Hinch doesn’t play a lot of small ball: Houston was bottom five in the league in sacrifice hits (just 11 all year). SI.com, "Manager: Dave Roberts vs. A.J. Hinch," 22 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sacrifice hit

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Sacrifice hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacrifice%20hit. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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