fielder's choicefield·er's choice
Baseball an attempt by a fielder to retire a runner already on base rather than the batter: the batter is not credited with a base hit if he reaches first base safely
A play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing base runner, thus allowing the batter to reach first base safely.
(plural fielders' choices or fielder's choices)
- (baseball) An official scoring play in which a fielder puts out an advancing baserunner, instead of attempting to put out the batter-runner at first base.