base hit


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base hit

n. Baseball
A hit by which the batter reaches base safely without incurring an error, fielder's choice, or force play.

base′ hit′


n.
a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base safely without the commission of an error in the field or a force-out or fielder's choice on a base runner.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.base hit - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safelybase hit - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
hit - (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
home run, homer - a base hit on which the batter scores a run
bingle, single - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
double, two-bagger, two-base hit, two-baser - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield"
three-bagger, three-base hit, triple - a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
Translations
coup sûr
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If a base hit or out is recorded, the defense has 10 seconds to get the ball in and the offense has 10 seconds to get the next hitter into the batter's box.
Friday, Napoli ended up with a seventh-inning double, his first extra- base hit since July 15.
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Kellen started the game with a base hit and from there it kept on rolling,'' Jones said.
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That Furcal almost beat Moylan to the bag for a base hit was a clear sign his knee isn't a factor going forward and that the Dodgers, one of the league's worst offensive clubs in 2005, can count on their new table- setter.
Plum said we need everybody in the lineup to contribute, so any way possible I can help our team - get a run, get a base hit, or steal a hit from somebody - that's clutch, not just for me, but for the team.