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squeeze play

A situation in which pressure exerted to obtain a concession or achieve a goal, as in Workers sometimes feel caught in a squeeze play between union and management. This expression, dating from about 1900, originated in baseball, where it refers to a prearranged play in which the runner on third base breaks for home plate on the pitch, and the batter bunts. [c. 1915]
See also: play, squeeze

squeeze play

n. a special play in baseball where there is a runner on third base and the batter bunts. (With an early start the runner may reach home plate.) They pulled off that squeeze play like the professionals they are.
See also: play, squeeze
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But singles by Barnhill and Shannon Bailey in the sixth, combined with a mishandled sacrifice attempt from Candice Miller and Devenney's successful squeeze play to score Chelsea Kelly from third, got Antelope Valley back on track.
Any coach, player, family member or friend can enter the contest by submitting a 100-word story about how the team made a sensational squeeze play that helped deliver the team in a pinch.
After tying the game at 2-2 with no outs and runners on second and third base, Arendsen called a squeeze play and batter Neena Bryant whiffed at the pitch.
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Junior left fielder Nikki Fountain scored on a squeeze play - Maria Shader reached first on a fielders' choice - in the bottom of the sixth for the winning run.
The Angels took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third after Nathan Haynes scored on a successful squeeze play by Willits.
The Ducks responded when Salling scored on a squeeze play by Joanna Gail in the fourth inning.
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Because Spear and his team will not idealize human nature, or underestimate our capacity for shortsightedness, denial, inertia and greed, they believe this trend will produce a squeeze play that will last a generation.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia argued the call Tim Welke made when Jason Varitek dropped the ball after tagging Reggie Willits on Anaheim's failed squeeze play in the ninth, but didn't dispute the point hard enough to get ejected.
ROSEBURG - Salem scored a run on a squeeze play in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Springfield Titans 4-3 for fourth place at the Doc Stewart's American Legion baseball tournament on Sunday.
Minute Maid Squeeze Play located on the Main Concourse -- Chew Chew Express located on the Upper Deck Concourse Kids can enjoy .
He was sacrificed to second and advanced to third on a wild pitch, but an attempted two-strike squeeze play failed and the Rau got out of the jam to send the game to extra innings.
In Houston's Minute Maid Park, there are two concession stands just for kids - the Chew Chew Express and the Minute Maid Squeeze Play.