scratch hit


: a base hit resulting from a poorly hit ball

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The fork in the road arrived in the fateful sixth, when Acuna's scratch hit and Freeman's go-ahead double would have caused almost any manager to lift almost any pitcher. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 16 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scratch hit was in 1903

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“Scratch hit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

scratch hit

: a batted ball that is not hit hard but that results in a base hit
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