suicide squeeze


Definition of suicide squeeze

: a squeeze play in which the runner runs all out at the pitch without knowing whether the batter will contact the ball

Examples of suicide squeeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shell failed to get down a suicide squeeze, with Santi Montiel easily tagged out at the plate for the second out. Creg Stephenson |, al, "South Alabama edges Gonzaga in series-opener, 2-0," 29 Feb. 2020 Chicago infielder Yolmer Sanchez laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt on an 0-2 count to score Tim Anderson for a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning at Target Field. John Shipley, Twin Cities, "White Sox infielder got good pitch for rare suicide squeeze against Twins," 20 Aug. 2019 Miley committed two-run miscue, flipping Yolmer Sanchez's suicide squeeze bunt over the head of catcher Robinson Chirinos, a perfect illustration of such a putrid day on the pitcher's mound. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "White Sox's go-ahead grand slam sinks Astros," 14 Aug. 2019 Anderson foiled that strategy by dropping down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt to score Braun with the first run of the game. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 4, Mariners 2: Anderson delivers clutch start to avoid sweep by last-place Mariners," 27 June 2019 Highlands tried a suicide squeeze and Schwalbach missed the bunt, allowing Gulley to be tagged out at home, then Schwalbach flied to center to end the inning. James Weber,, "Highlands baseball, Drew Rom hold off McCracken in state baseball semifinals," 16 June 2018 Six runs later, following the successful suicide squeeze, Covey was pulled with two outs in the frame. Bobby Nightengale,, "Six-run inning, Billy Hamilton's arm hands Cincinnati Reds a series win over White Sox," 4 July 2018 Riggleman has been aggressive with a few suicide squeeze plays. Bobby Nightengale,, "Jim Riggleman shows his own style of managing in interim role with Cincinnati Reds," 12 July 2018 Pinch-hitter Jordan Guevara executed a suicide squeeze play with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh, and Poly scored two runs on it. David Carrillo Peñaloza,, "Sage Hill baseball loses to Long Beach Poly on squeeze play," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of suicide squeeze

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Suicide squeeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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