safety squeeze

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safety squeeze (plural safety squeezes)

  1. (baseball) A play by the team at-bat where with a runner at third base, the batter puts down a sacrifice bunt with the aim of allowing the runner to score. In contrast to a suicide squeeze, the runner waits to see the trajectory of the ball before deciding whether to attempt to touch home plate.

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