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The putout of a runner leading off base, involving an unexpected throw to a base by the pitcher or the catcher while the batter is still at bat.
- ‘No major league pitcher, to our knowledge. has ever matched his feat of retiring three runners on pickoff throws in one inning’
- ‘Every inning seemed to feature runners on base, full counts, pickoff throws, pitching changes, and breaks to go wake up spectators who may have dozed off.’
- ‘The pitcher throws to first base on a pickoff attempt.’
- ‘When a runner gets on second against the Cubs, pitchers often use a ‘no-look’ sign and attempt a pickoff throw.’
- ‘But then he made a crucial mistake, making a wide pickoff throw to first base.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.