Definition of force play in English:

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force play


A play in which a runner must advance when a ball is hit, thereby allowing a fielder to put the runner out by touching the approached base before the runner gets there.
Example sentences
  • Sometimes, you have to rely on the second baseman and the shortstop yelling at you (telling you whether to try for a force play at second).
  • You are correct about a force play for the third out negating any run scored on the play.
  • And if they do so, a tag is required since this is not a force play.

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Syllabification: force play

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