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  • n. Plural form of force-out; alternative spelling of force outs.


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  • This week, the powers behind the Little League World Series announced that instant replay used in the past to sort out disputed home-run calls will also be used to address close plays on the basepaths, hit batters and force-outs.

    What Do 11-Year-Olds Need? More Instant Replay

  • The following table includes in its first column all those methods of reaching first base, except the force-outs, which cannot be ascertained, and would not materially affect the record, in this comparison.

    Spalding's Baseball Guide and Official League Book for 1889

  • Despite going hitless in the inning, the Cards got RBI force-outs from both Antone DeJesus and Jim Rapoport to plate two runs, making it a 6-2 game.

    OurSports Central Baseball News

  • The true measure is the relation between the number of bases stolen and the number of chances offered for the attempt, which is the whole number of those who reach first base, whether on hits, balls, errors, hits by pitcher, illegal delivery, or force-outs. "

    Spalding's Baseball Guide and Official League Book for 1889


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