shoestring catch


Definition of shoestring catch

: a catch (as in baseball) made very close to the feet

Examples of shoestring catch in a Sentence

The left fielder made a shoestring catch.
Recent Examples on the Web Cordero had three hits, made a shoestring catch to end a Tigers threat and then brought home the game-winning run in the eighth with the help of Detroit’s fourth error. Jimmy Golen,, 6 May 2021 Hernández made an impressive shoestring catch in front of the Red Sox bullpen on a ball that appeared to take a hard right, while Gonzalez made a brilliant glove-hand flip to Arroyo on an eighth-inning grounder to initiate a 6-4-3 double play., 25 Apr. 2021 Smith got the next two batters, including a Kyleigh Waugh, who scorched a ball to left, only to have left fielder Eva Alkins make a shoestring catch. Randy Mcroberts,, 20 Mar. 2021 In Game 5, Betts made a shoestring catch that resulted in a game-changing, inning-ending double play. Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2020 Betts got that decisive sixth started with an infield single, and the first-year Dodger and former AL MVP had a running, shoestring catch in right field that turned into an inning-ending double play. Stephen Hawkins,, 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of shoestring catch

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Shoestring catch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of shoestring catch

baseball : a catch made when the ball is just above the ground


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