suicide squeeze

noun

: 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 Neither team gathered much offense until a fifth-inning walk, pair of steals and suicide squeeze at home plate scored the game’s only run. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 28 May 2023 Lasorda gave the sign and Reynolds executed a suicide squeeze for a walk-off win that extended the Dodgers’ lead over the second-place Braves to three games. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 The Hawks manufactured their only run in the fifth inning on a suicide squeeze. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 15 June 2023 Troy tried to end it on a suicide squeeze with runners on the corners and one out, but USA first baseman Landon Jordan made a sliding catch of Clay Stearns’ bunt attempt and then fired back to third base for a double-play that sent the game to extra innings. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 15 Apr. 2022 Tyler Rollins doubled down the left-field line for the lone extra-base hit of the game and his courtesy runner Landyn Locke came home on a suicide squeeze bunt by Tate Sloan with Locke sliding under a tag attempt. Rick Kretzschmar, Dallas News, 4 June 2022 After Givens allowed Acuña’s RBI single in the eighth, pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin hit an RBI single and scored on a suicide squeeze by Tomás Nido. Larry Fleisher, ajc, 7 Aug. 2022 How about considering the double steal, hit-and-run, sacrifice bunt, bunt-and-run, suicide squeeze or safety squeeze? Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2022 Altamirano bunted both runners over, then Orbeta executed the Jaguars’ patented double suicide squeeze. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suicide squeeze was in 1937

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“Suicide squeeze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suicide%20squeeze. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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