steal a base

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steal a base

In baseball or softball, for a baserunner already on base to advance to the next base before or during a pitch (as opposed to when the ball is hit into play). The base is often specified (e.g. "steal second base"). After the wild pitch, the player on second managed to steal third base. He holds a record for stealing bases, typically managing to do it once or twice per game.
See also: base, steal

steal a base

Fig. to sneak from one base to another in baseball. The runner stole second base, but he nearly got put out on the way. Tom runs so slowly that he never tries to steal a base.
See also: base, steal
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The 27-year-old Leonard's efforts, however, were still not enough as the Warriors beat the Raptors, 109-104, to steal home court advantage heading into Thursday's Game 3 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
If Coach Mark Jackley of Cumberland High School could take back in the championship of the Nokomis regional on Saturday, it would probably be sending Justin Brown to steal home with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth for the for the final out of the inning.
Adam Peters and Latu Makaafi combined well to steal home possession on the Cov 22 and release Heath Stevens whose powerful carry took the game to halfway before a handling error ended their progress.
1913 - Rabbit Maranville, was thrown out trying to steal home 3 times
The major league outfielder played only five seasons between 1911 and 1915 for teams in New York, Boston and Baltimore and compiled a very ordinary .269 career batting average (to be fair, it's worth noting that he was the first ever batter in Fenway Park and one of only 11 players to ever steal home twice in one game).
According to rule 5.09 (a) (14), formerly 6.05 (n): "With two out, a runner on third base, and two strikes on the batter, the runner attempts to steal home base on a legal pitch and the ball touches the runner in the batter's strike zone.
One could steal home; the other could do the Mashed Potato.
Lampard's initial spot-kick was well saved by Begovic, diving to his right, but the England veteran raced in to steal home the rebound.
It also used to steal home appliances from empty houses.
I heard the stories: how my mother, lost in the circles and diamonds of her scorecard, never saw Jackie Robinson accelerate down the line to steal home. I wore my father's glove until the day I laid it down to lap the water from the fountain in the park.
"I happened to be at the right place at the right time--as a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson, to watch him steal home, to be a teenager when rock 'n' roll first came on the scene."
Brummer, apparently as surprised as anyone, remarked, "No one would have ever thought I would steal home in the major leagues, including me, especially to win a ball game." (6)
Although Ty never did steal home against Lou Criger, he was a favorite backstop to taunt and run against.
They now travel to the Madejski Stadium at the end of January to take on the holders, who sneaked past Newcastle with two tries in injury time to steal home 16-17.
The Mules enjoyed the lion's share of possession, but failed to make that count on the scoreboard as the hosts caught them with a series of sucker punches to steal home. Kidwelly took the lead through an Andrew Jones try, before the Mules replied in remarkable fashion when prop Lee Williams landed a drop goal.