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Force Play

force play

What Is The Definition Of A Force Play In Baseball?

1. This is a term used to describe when a fielder is able to get a runner out at a base simply by touching the bag before the runner does. A force play is only eligible when the baserunner must advance to another base on a batted ball.

Force plays are an important part of turning double plays.

Example Of How Force Play Is Used In Commentary

1. Chapman snags the ball near the line and steps on third for the easy force play.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Baseball
2. Softball

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