a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter
Term used when a fielder can chose among base runners or throw or tag out.
Occurs when a defensive player fields the ball and has the option of throwing out a baserunner or the batter. Even if he successfully reaches base, a batter is not credited with a hit.
The act of a fielder who handles a fair grounder and, instead of throwing to first base to put out the batter runner, throws to another base in an attempt to put out a preceding runner.
The act of defensive player who, after fielding a ground ball, attempts to put out a preceding player rather than the batter-runner. The term may also be applied when a player manages to steal a base because of the indifference of the defensive team.
A decision made by a defensive player to get one player out in lieu of another. Generally, a player should choose to get the 'lead' runner unless not practical.
A scoring decision where a batter reaches base safely but an out is recorded at another base. The at-bat is recorded as hitless.
In baseball, a fielder's choice (abbreviated FC) is most often the act of a fielder, upon fielding a batted ball, choosing to try to put out one runner while in so doing allowing the batter-runner to advance to first base.