fielder's choice

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field·er's choice

(fēl′dərz)
n. Baseball
A play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing base runner, thus allowing the batter to reach first base safely.

field′er's choice′



n.
a baseball fielder's attempt to put out a base runner rather than the batter when a play at first base would put out the batter.
[1900–05, Amer.]
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Noun1.fielder's choice - a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter
putout - an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout); "the first baseman made 15 putouts"
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A Mevert triple, ground out fielder choice RBI's from Luke Barker and Evan Buch along with hits from Carter Wasson and Ross Coleman put Steeleville ahead 4-3.