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base hit

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noun Baseball.
  1. a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base without the commission of an error in the field or the making of a force-out or fielder's choice on another base runner.
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Origin of base hit

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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  • If the ring is thrown over one of the "base-hit" or "two-bagger" pegs, it shows the number of bases secured.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2