from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball A hit by which the batter reaches base safely without incurring an error, fielder's choice, or force play.
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- n. A successful hit in which the batter safely reaches base
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a hit, by which the batsman, without any error on the part of his opponents, is able to reach the first base without being put out.
- n. See under Base, Safe, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
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But in Game 2 Joe Oliver beat Dennis Eckersley with a 10th-inning base hit and the mighty ship that was Oakland began to take on water.
By taking a high, inside fastball by pitcher Dennis Martinez over the left-field fence for his first career home run; by making a spectacular over-the-shoulder grab in left-center, and by robbing catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. of a base hit with a diving stop between second and third base, then throwing strong to first to get the hitter by a step.
With Crazy Feet’s speed and a soggy, rain-soaked playing surface, any base hit to right garden could be a double, and shots down the line were potential three baggers.