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 Canady struck out Prange then Johnson was robbed of her second hit by a shoestring catch in right field. Nick Alvarez |, al, 3 June 2023 The ball went off the right calf of North Carolina linebacker Cedric Gray, then off the right toe of linebacker Power Echols, who made a shoestring catch. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Dec. 2022 Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin managed to retire the next two batters with the help of a shoestring catch by Nick Castellanos in right field. Michael Arinze, Chicago Tribune, 12 Oct. 2022 Betts charged on the ball and made a shoestring catch, then came up firing as Herrera tagged and tried to score. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2022 There was the shoestring catch Betts made on a sinking line drive by Dansby Swanson in Game 5 with the Dodgers down, three games to one. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2021 But Sox right fielder Hunter Renfroe raced to the warning track in front of the Sox bullpen and, with his back to the plate, made a backhanded, shoestring catch to rob Arozarena of extra bases., 12 Oct. 2021 Gebbia then took over, and Musgrave was able to keep this drive afloat on third-and-10 with a shoestring catch for 20 yards. oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2021 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoestring catch was in 1926

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“Shoestring catch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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