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double steal

noun, Baseball.
1.
a play in which two base runners steal a base each.
Origin of double steal
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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  • As he crouches, he picks up a pebble and throws it out of his way, and two base runners start a double steal.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • McGraw knew the double steal was to be expected, as two were out.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • Chance changes his seat on the bench, and there is a double steal.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • Then the men on bases tried to make a double steal, which was partially successful.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
  • McGraw would attempt the double steal, and both throws would be accurate, and the runner caught at the plate.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • It was a time for desperate measures, and McRae gave the signal for a double steal.

  • Another play on which the changes have often been rung is the double steal with men on first and third bases.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson

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