force play


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force play

n. Baseball
1. A play in which a runner is put out when forced by the batter to move to the next base and a fielder holding the ball touches that base first.
2. The condition under which such a play can be made: intentionally walked the batter to create a force play at second.

force′ play`


n.
Baseball.
a play in which a base runner is forced to advance to the next base or to home plate in order to make room for another base runner, usu. resulting in an out for the first runner.

force play

When a runner is forced to move on to the next base because the batter has become a runner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.force play - a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
putout - an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout); "the first baseman made 15 putouts"
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!"
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