from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Baseball A play in which a batter or a baserunner is retired.

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  • n. A play in which a batter is retired

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  • n. an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)


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  • At 12:01 a.m. on October 21, 2004, New York batsman Rubén Sierra hit a routine groundball to second baseman Pokey Reese, who threw to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz for the final putout of a dominant 10-3 victory.

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  • FROM THE POST: The Nationals pull off a perfectly executed relay, and we go inside to discover the hidden beauty in a 9-6-5 putout.

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  • Berkman making a defensive putout in Sunday's game.

    A Texan Strives to Acclimate

  • Johan Santana congratulates second baseman Ruben Tejada after he made the final putout to complete Santana's seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Braves.

    Mets Enjoy a Feel-Good Sunday

  • Credit for the putout goes to his wife of five years.


  • He retired his final seven batters, striking out four, and only one outfielder had a putout during his stint.

  • They roared when catcher Carlos Ruiz — who made the final putout as closer Brad Lidge struck out Tampa Bay Rays pinch-hitter Eric Hinske — offered through a loudspeaker the Spanish version of "We're the champs": "Somos los campeones!"

    Series champs tip caps to long-suffering Philly fans

  • Then in the sixth, again on a breaking ball, the pitch clanks off catcher Erik Castro and rolls out toward the mound, where Strasburg picks it up and fires to first to complete the putout.

    Eight Sliders Sliding

  • The Guinier et al. essay argues that the test (how well does the candidate know the contents of a $500 syllabus) is of little relevance to the decision being made (who would make the best leader when fires are being putout).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Welcome to Washington, Mr. Ricci:

  • Alternatively, it would make a great article for a practicing lawyer, aiming to give a black letter law exposition of the issues involved — for a business-oriented law review, a bar commentary journal, or one of the short-article format, specialized business law publications that some law schools putout.

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