Definition of Base hit
1. Noun. (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely.
Generic synonyms: Hit
Specialized synonyms: Home Run, Homer, Bingle, Single, Double, Two-bagger, Two-base Hit, Two-baser, Three-bagger, Three-base Hit, Triple
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Definition of Base hit
1. Noun. (baseball) A successful hit in which the batter safely reaches base ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Base hit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"A hit by which-two bases can be made (without errors by opponents) is a " two-base-hit," one for three bases a " three-base-hit," and one for four bases a ..."
2. Outing (1893)
"Here Reese opened with a three-base hit, and was sent home by Blair's two-base hit. ... Two- base hit— Blair. Three-base hits— Payne, Keese. ..."
3. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1899)
"A base-hit should be scored in the following cases : When the ball from the ... (In case of doubt over this class of hits, score a base-hit and exempt the ..."
4. Athletic Games in the Education of Women by Gertrude Dudley, Frances Kellor (1909)
"A one-base hit is one which enables the batsman to get to first; two-base hit, or " two bagger," one which enables her to get second; and three-base hit, ..."
5. Athletics at Princeton: A History by James Hugh Moffatt, Frank Presbrey (1901)
"From the moment that Bradley stepped to the plate and knocked a three base hit until the end of the tenth inning when Let/on made his second home run, ..."
6. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"... or before the first baseman, while on the base, has secured the ball, he is said to have made a base hit ; should he bat so far that he can run to first ..."