double play

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double play

n. Abbr. DP Baseball
A play in which two players are put out.
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double play

n
(Baseball) baseball a play in which two runners are put out
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dou′ble play′


n.
a baseball play in which two putouts are made.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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double play

Two players put out on the same pitch.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double play - the act of getting two players out on one playdouble play - the act of getting two players out on one play
baseball play - (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
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Ortiz and Youkilis grounded into double plays. The Red Sox have grounded into 21 double plays in 19 games this month, including 15 in the last nine games and six in this three-game series.
The Tornadoes put the leadoff batter on in two of the first three innings, but grounded into double plays before they could capitalize.
Martinez and Ortiz have combined for 23 RBIs and 12 grounded into double plays, an RBI surplus, but not by much.