fielder choice

fielder's choice

noun Baseball.
a fielder's attempt to put out a base runner rather than the batter when a play at first base would put out the batter.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

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fielder's choice

noun
a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter 
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