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 Louisville tried to re-take the lead in the bottom of the ninth with a suicide squeeze, but Levi Usher couldn’t get the bunt down and Cooper Bowman was tagged out on his way home. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, 28 May 2021 The Jaguars then put on a suicide squeeze with the bases loaded, with DeLaTorre laying down a perfect bunt and both Sandle and Wilson scoring as Jones threw to first for the out. Creg Stephenson |, al, 24 Apr. 2021 Shell failed to get down a suicide squeeze, with Santi Montiel easily tagged out at the plate for the second out. Creg Stephenson |, al, 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, 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, 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, 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,, 16 June 2018 Six runs later, following the successful suicide squeeze, Covey was pulled with two outs in the frame. Bobby Nightengale,, 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of suicide squeeze

1937, in the meaning defined above

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31 May 2021

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“Suicide squeeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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