from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A play in which a batter is put out at first base after hitting a ground ball to a fielder.

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  • noun Alternative form of ground out.


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  • He retired five by groundout, three by fly out and Ryan Howard by strikeout.

    Burnett Not Thinking, Just Pitching

  • Buoyed by Logan's strikeout, the Yankees loaded the bases in the next inning, and scored three runs on a single, a double play groundout by Robinson Cano, and a Nick Swisher double that gave them the 3-2 lead.

    An August Win Has an October Feel

  • His parting shot in the series, a fatal double-play groundout in the ninth, sent me to the Amtrak station near the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame totally bummed.

    One Season

  • After pitcher Tom Gordon got two out—but not after a run scored, courtesy of a Jason Varitek double and Orlando Cabrera groundout—Yankees Manager Joe Torre again summoned Mariano Rivera to get the last four outs.

    One Season

  • Surely, something freakish would happen—a slow roller through the wickets, some fluke fly ball barely clearing the Green Monster, a sure groundout bouncing crazily around the infield—something confirming the Sox impending doom usually happened right about now.

    One Season

  • Chone Figgins started the eighth inning with a single to left and moved to second when first baseman Mark Teixeira made a nice diving stop on a groundout by Bobby Abreu.

    One Season

  • The power-hitting first baseman was injured on the final play of Philadelphia's season-ending loss to St. Louis in Game 5 of the NL division series Friday night, falling as he ran out of the batter's box on his groundout.

    Ryan Howard Injury: Achilles Tendon Is Torn According To Phillies

  • Brett Gardner (FSY) hit an RBI groundout against Coke and Randy Winn (FSY) popped out against him.

    Tigers honor late announcer Harwell with victory over Yankees

  • In the top of the ninth, Ken Griffey led off with a walk and managed to reach third on a sacrifice and a groundout.

    One Season

  • To his credit, however, Chamberlain recovered to retire the next batter, Brendan Harris, on a groundout to third and struck out Jose Morales to end the inning.

    One Season


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