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fielder's choice

Syllabification: field·er's choice

Definition of fielder's choice in English:

noun

Baseball
A play in which the fielding team’s decision to put out another player allows the batter to reach first base safely.
Example sentences
  • Wiebe reached base on a fielder's choice, then scored the deciding run on an RBI double by Jeff Thomson.
  • Not only did Crawford leg out a fielder's choice to allow Chris Singleton to score, but the pressure he put on Orlando Hudson caused a throwing error.
  • On the following day, he again smacked three singles, reached on a fielder's choice, and struck out.

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