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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
References in periodicals archive ?
The lead grew to 5-0 in the second on Jack's two-run double, following base hits by Stapley and Cook, and Brown's RBI single to drive in Jack.
Catcher Liam Pope had three base hits and center fielder Rob Trafford drove in three runs.
Outs or base hits to the outfield are returned to the relay man, then to second base where the ball is placed in the bucket and the 10-second count down begins.
Every baseball fan knows that it makes little sense to compare players by the number of base hits that they have made during a season or by the number of times that they reached base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch.
Even though he was not the fastest runner on the team, he began to get some base hits and, in the process, force the third baseman to come in to play at a normal depth.