- adj. baseball That drives in a run that ends a game.
- n. A prisoner who escapes custody without violence by taking advantage of the opportunity provided by negligence or distraction of guards.
- n. A walkout.
- n. baseball Any event or action in the bottom of the last inning of a game that scores a run and thereby ends the game with a victory to the team at bat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Baseball), Baseball jargon Game-ending and game-winning; such as to end the game immediately, and allow the players to walk off the field; -- of hits, especially home runs, which occur in the last half of the ninth or a later inning, which put the home team ahead of the visiting team and thereby end the game immediatey. This occurs in baseball because, when the last half of the ninth inning arrives, if the home team (which bats last) is already ahead in the score the last half of that inning is not played, the winner of the game having already been decided. Likewise, as soon as the home team gets ahead in the score after the visiting team has batted in the ninth inning, the game is ended.
- v. go away from
- v. take without permission
“Blanco hit his first homer of the season Saturday, a walk-off shot against the Giants. —”
“Since 1974, Turner is the only player to be involved with a walk-off hit-by-pitch one day, only to be drilled a second time in the opening frame of the next game.”
“His teammates mobbed him around home plate as if he had just hit a walk-off home run, all for a pitch that just grazed his leg.”
“Take Sunday: Manning took that ugly late hit, running back D.J. Ware was concussed on a vicious blindside hit and the Giants suffered the indignity of DeSean Jackson—who burned them on a walk-off punt return last year—taunting their sideline.”
“All the memories of A.J. Burnett home run balls, hit batsmen, wild pitches, the few big playoff performances, and the pies-in-the-face following walk-off wins seem about to become just another part of Yankee history.”
“AP The St. Louis Cardinals bench erupted after David Freese hit a walk-off home run during the 11th inning.”
“Two runs down and one strike from the end in both the ninth and 10th innings, the Cardinals staged two of the most stunning comebacks in baseball history and set up David Freese's dramatic, game-winning, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat the Texas Rangers 10-9.”
“Walk-off Double Caps Brewers' Comeback MILWAUKEE—Dale Thayer gave up a walk-off double to Nyjer Morgan in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday and the Mets lost, 7-6, to the Milwaukee Brewers.”
“The Giants lost 38-31 to the Eagles on a walk-off punt return.”
“This was, after all, a team that blew its previous chance to move above .500 with a walk-off balk in Atlanta on June 16.”
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