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Double Play

dou*ble play

What Is The Definition Of A Double Play In Baseball?

1. This is a defensive play where two players are put out. One common method of a double play is when there is a runner on first base and the batter hits a ground ball to the shortstop. The shortstop fields the ball, throws it to the second baseman who steps on second base for the force out, who then throws the ball to first base for the second force out.

Examples Of How Double Play Is Used In Commentary

1. The batter hits into an inning ending 4-6-3 double play.

2. The center fielder catches the fly ball for an out and throws out the runner, who tagged up at third base, at home plate to complete the double play.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Baseball
2. Softball

Also Known As:

1. Turn Two

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