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base hit

noun, Baseball.
a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base without the commission of an error in the field or the making of a force-out or fielder's choice on another base runner.
Origin of base hit
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Chance was up first in the ninth and he pushed a base hit to right field.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • A hit which gains him a single base only is called a "base hit."

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • Should he make more than one base hit, the player on the base advances as many bases as the batter has made.

  • Schlei made a base hit on the next pitch and scored both men.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • A steal is made when a base-runner gets from one base to another without the assistance of a base hit or an error.

    Base-Ball John M. Ward
  • He now occasionally makes a base hit if the opposing pitcher is very bad; and his nine wins more than one-half of its games.

    Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt
  • His greatest fault was that he would not run out on a base hit, but on the contrary would walk to his base.

    A Ball Player's Career Adrian C. Anson
  • For instance, he never likes to hear a player hum a tune on the bench, because he thinks it will keep him from getting a base hit.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • Often I have passed a man to get a supposedly poor batter up and then had him bang out a base hit.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson

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