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scratch hit

noun, Baseball.
a batted ball, usually poorly hit, barely enabling the batter to reach base safely:
a scratch hit off the end of the bat.
Origin of scratch hit
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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scratch hit

noun phrase

A lucky base hit that is nearly an out (1876+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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