Fielder-s-choice meaning

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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.
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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.
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(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.
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