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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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  • If the ring is thrown over one of the "base-hit" or "two-bagger" pegs, it shows the number of bases secured.

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