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Definition of "base hit" []

  • Baseball A hit by which the batter reaches base safely without incurring an error, fielder's choice, or force play. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "base hit" in a sentence
  • "But in Game 2 Joe Oliver beat Dennis Eckersley with a 10th-inning base hit and the mighty ship that was Oakland began to take on water."
  • "By taking a high, inside fastball by pitcher Dennis Martinez over the left-field fence for his first career home run; by making a spectacular over-the-shoulder grab in left-center, and by robbing catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr. of a base hit with a diving stop between second and third base, then throwing strong to first to get the hitter by a step."