scratch hit

noun

Definition of scratch hit

: a base hit resulting from a poorly hit ball

Examples of scratch hit in a Sentence

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, "Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw's playoff fortunes take another cruel turn, this time in NLCS," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of scratch hit

1903, in the meaning defined above

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21 Oct 2020

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“Scratch hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scratch%20hit. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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