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  Bunt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first is the sacrifice bunt, in which the batter puts the ball into play with the intention of advancing a baserunner, in exchange for the batter being thrown out.
The sacrifice bunt is most often used to advance a runner from first to second base, although the runner may also be advanced from second to third base, or from third to home.
The bunt was introduced into the game by Dickey Pearce of the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1866, but was not common until the 1880s, and was not an accepted part of baseball strategy until the 20th century.
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 Sacrifice -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Animal sacrifice is still practiced today by the followers of (additional info and facts about Santería) Santería as a means of curing the sick and giving thanks to the (The supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions) gods.
Human sacrifice is no longer officially condoned in any country, and these cases are regarded as (Unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being) murder.
Human sacrifice is a common theme in the (A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny) religions and (Myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person) mythology of many cultures.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/sacrifice.htm   (1634 words)

 Bunt: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Bunt
A bunt is a special type of offensive technique in baseball.
The sacrifice bunt is most often used in close, low-scoring games, and it is usually performed by weaker hitters, (and by pitchers in the National League).
Otherwise, a sacrifice bunt is not counted as an at-bat[?], and if a runner scores, the batter may be credited with an RBI[?].
www.encyclopedian.com /bu/Bunt.html   (521 words)

 Encyclopedia: Sacrifice
The theology of sacrifice remains an issue, not only for religions that continue to practice rituals of sacrifice, but also for those religions that have animal sacrifice in their scriptures, traditions, or histories, even if sacrifice is no longer made.
The sacrifice is actually a part of a festival and is ultimately consumed by the followers themselves; often this includes an element of redistribution where the poor get a larger share than they contributed.
Likewise, a sacrifice bunt in baseball is one in which a batter allows himself to be put out while advancing a team mate, usually to second, but sometimes to third base, from where he has a greater chance to score.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sacrifice   (7824 words)

 Bunt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sacrifice bunt is most often used to advance a runner from first to second base, although the runner may also be advanced from second to third base.
The sacrifice bunt is most often used in close, low-scoring games, and it is usually performed by weaker hitters, including pitchers in the National League.
The squeeze play occurs when the batter bunts with the purpose of scoring a runner from third base.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Bunt   (612 words)

 Too Much of a Sacrifice?
The sacrifice bunt is evil, say the sabermetricians with their numbers and charts and spreadsheets.
Critics of the sacrifice bunt, on the other hand, contend it is a losing play that, mathematically, reduces a team's scoring potential in most situations.
The studies of the sac bunt tend to assume that there are two outcomes of the play -- a "successful" bunt, in which an out is recorded but the base[s] is [are] gained, and an "unsuccessful" bunt resulting in a forceout or pop out.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/27/AR2005082701172_pf.html   (2086 words)

The sacrifice bunt is a viable part of any teams offensive game and can be the difference between winning and losing a close game.
When we consider that most hitters are reluctant to sacrifice bunt and that the sacrifice bunt is almost always used late in the game when pressures are at their greatest and the game is on the line, it's no wonder most sacrifice bunt attempts fail.
Bunt the inside half of ball if you are a right-handed hitter and the outside half of the ball if you are a left-handed hitter.
www.thejugscompany.com /coaches/sacbunt.cfm   (704 words)

 HItting Skills
The purpose of the sacrifice bunt is to move a runner into scoring position.
Bunting the ball with your bat in front of the plate increases the chance of it being a fair bunt.
For the left-handed hitter, the push bunt is difficult because the instinct is to run during the bunt.
www.angelfire.com /nb2/hitting/skillsbunt.htm   (2720 words)

 Sacrifice - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sacrifice (is a Middle English verb meaning 'to make sacred', from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacer, sacred; sacred + facere, to make) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, or the lives of animals or people to the gods, as an act of propitiation or worship.
Animal sacrifice is still practiced today by the followers of Santería as a means of curing the sick and giving thanks to the gods.
Here they found a the sacrifice of a teenager which was interupted by the temple collapsing on the participants due to the tectonic activitity at the time.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Sacrifice   (1599 words)

 Baseball Instruction: How to Become Skilled at Bunting the Baseball
Everyone knows about a sacrifice bunt to move a runner along and a squeeze bunt to score a run, but for many teams that's the extent of using a bunt.
In 12 and under leagues, a drag bunt can be used in place of a sacrifice to achieve the same result as often third base will be left uncovered on the play.
The threat of the bunt changes the thinking of the pitcher in much the same way that a baserunner who is a threat to steal can.
www.qcbaseball.com /skills/bunting1.aspx   (702 words)

 Read about Bunt at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Bunt and learn about Bunt here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first is the sacrifice bunt, in which the batter puts the ball into play with the intention of advancing a
A batter bunting for a base hit will often hold back his bunt while the pitcher begins deliviering the ball, and only set the bat out to hit the ball.
strikes and the batter bunts the ball into foul territory, it is considered a
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 Human Kinetics
Let’s start with bunting for a hit, because if you master that you should be able to execute a sacrifice bunt easily.
A sacrifice bunt is not the same as a suicide squeeze bunt, when you have to bunt at the pitch and make contact.
For most bunters, whether bunting to sacrifice or bunting for a hit, the best approach is to aim at a target on the grass, perhaps a few feet down the line or somewhere on the grass a few feet from the plate.
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 THE ATLANTA METS 38+ BASEBALL CLUB WEBSITE, HITTING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
First, the mind set of the sacrifice bunt: the player should understand that he is up there to give himself up and not attempt to bunt for a base hit.
To bunt the ball down the first base line, point the knob of the bat in the direction of the third base bag.
The two most common bunting mistakes are reaching out to bunt the ball and dropping the bat head on a low pitch.
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 Bunt Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As an offensive strategy, bunting is sometimes referred to as the "short game." It can be an effective strategy to jump start a team's offense, or a surprise offensive play that is used in a close or low-scoring game.
In the case of a sacrifice bunt, the batter typically squares around early to indicate his commitment to bunt.
In the case of the bunt hit, the batter typically delays squaring around to give the defense less time to react and to increase his chances for a hit.
infosports.net /zdr/tm/Def/Bunts.html   (774 words)

 The Art Of Bunting :: Read the feature on the various types of bunts.
In a push bunt, Head Coach Mona Stevens would have her batters hit the ball either between the third baseman and the pitcher, or between the first baseman and the pitcher.
The batter pretends to be going for a sacrifice bunt, but then hits the ball down at the feet at the gap between the corner and the pitcher.
With the exception of the sacrifice bunt, softball bunts are supposed to be sneaky and trick the defense.
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 [No title]
I am going to explain to you, now, what a sacrifice bunt is. A sacrifice bunt is where the hitter is going to bunt the ball, but knows that she is going to be thrown out at first base.
A sacrifice bunt is done to advance the runner already on base.
So the sacrifice bunt is done to advance the runner you already have on base.
www.svsu.edu /~mcmitzel/softball.doc   (216 words)

 Thoughts from Diamond Mind
In yesterday's post, I noted that managers often opt for the sacrifice bunt with a runner on first and second and nobody out, and that this is good strategy if you're playing for one run but not if you're going for two or more.
In the article, a few players and managers are quoted as saying that the bunt has its place, that it puts pressure on the defense, and it's important that players be able to execute a sacrifice when the situation calls for it.
As you know, most sacrifice bunts are used for the purpose of scoring one or two runs, not setting up a big inning, so the average number of runs is a less appropriate measure than the probability of scoring at least one or two.
www.diamond-mind.com /weblog/2003_08_17_archive.htm   (2882 words)

 Player Clinic
There are two types of sacrifice bunts: the pivot bunt and the square-around bunt.
A lot of people can bunt it when the ball is going 40 miles an hour; not many people can bunt it when it's going 80 miles an hour.
If he's bunting to third, he's got to kill the ball, so he should slide his top hand high up on the bat and hit the all on the last two inches.
prepsports3.stltoday.com /archive/1995-96/baseball/clinic/clinic8.htm   (1759 words)

The bunter’s responsibility on a sacrifice bunt is to bunt a strike up the correct foul line in effort to advance a runner 90 feet.
This bunt is not for a base hit, thus the bunter does not have to be as fine with the positioning of the bunt as with a drag bunt.
The push bunt is similar to a drag bunt in that it is a bunt that the hitter attempts for a basehit.
www.mhs.muhsd.k12.ca.us /bearway/hitting.htm   (649 words)

 Bunting Tips
The surprise bunt is basically the same as the sacrifice bunt, with one primary exception.
You will bring the bat to bunting position at the very last second and attempt to place it in a position where it will be hard to make the play.
The batter will turn to bunt at the last second as in the surprise bunt, but she must protect the runner at all costs.
www.angelfire.com /tx4/softballcoach/page2.html   (1118 words)

 How to Bunt - eHow.com
The best times to sacrifice bunt (advance a base runner to scoring position) are when a runner is on first base or when runners are on first and second with fewer than two outs.
The best times to drag bunt (bunt for a base hit) are when either the first or third baseman is positioned far from the batter, when either the first or third baseman is a poor defensive player or if you can flat-out run.
When you bunt, make sure your fingers are not in an area where they could be hit by the ball, even if it's an errant tip or a ricochet.
www.ehow.com /how_1824_bunt.html   (1035 words)

 The Ballpark - Sacrifice, FC, or hit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was clearly a sacrifice attempt, the pitcher threw to third and the runner was safe.
EXCEPTION: When an attempt to turn a bunt into a putout of a preceding runner fails, and in the scorer's judgment perfect play would not have put out the batter at first base, the batter shall be credited with a one base hit and not a sacrifice.
(d) Do not score a sacrifice bunt when, in the judgment of the scorer, the batter is bunting primarily for a base hit and not for the purpose of advancing a runner or runners.
www.baseballscorecard.com /forum/printthread.cfm?Forum=11&Topic=612   (372 words)

 The Sacrifice
The next batter comes up and the manager instructs him to "sacrifice": bunt the ball to the right side of the infield for a sure out in order to advance the runner to second base.
The sacrifice bunt emerged as a strategy at a time in baseball history before there was such a thing as a designated hitter.
I set up such a simulation once to test the theory that the sacrifice bunt is a stupid strategy.
www.chromehorse.net /rants/rants98/sacbunt.htm   (890 words)

 Sacrifice hit - TheBestLinks.com - Sacrifice bunt, Sacrifice fly, Baseball, Batter, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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ja:犠牲バント In baseball, a sacrifice hit is the act of deliberately striking the ball in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base, while the batter is himself put out.
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 Stats Geek: The sacrifice bunt has not worked out too well for the Pirates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All that said, overwhelming statistical evidence suggests that the out lost with a sacrifice bunt is not worth the base gained.
The more productive bunt is not in moving a runner from first to second with Out No. 1, but in moving a runner from second to third.
Don't sacrifice a man from second to third with no outs early in the game unless your name is Davis, Redman or Chris Stynes.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04146/321576.stm   (727 words)

 Baseball Discussion Group - Skills Trivia 36   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bunting for a hit is a completely different animal.
Sacrifice bunting practice (often during the pre-season and then in daily batting practice) should stress bunting down the lines.
If a bunter cannot be successful (at least 85% of the time on the first attempt) then he may be showing bunt too late, bunting at bad pitches or not practicing (quality practices) enough.
www.baseball-excellence.com /sbaseballforums/printthread.cfm?Forum=1&Topic=8715   (537 words)

 A's making the sacrifice / Bunt, error beat Angels
After years of sneering at the bunt as a weapon, the A's circumstances have changed.
With an offense that is barely registering, the bunt is suddenly an attractive option.
"As soon as I bunted I knew it would be a good one to move the runner over, but I would never expect to win a game that way,'' said Scutaro, whose five sacrifice hits last year tied him for the team lead.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/04/17/SPGJ1CAE0R1.DTL&type=printable   (607 words)

 Greg Brown's Pirate Boothblog: To Bunt or Not to Bunt!
Over the last several days, the bunt debate has arisen in Pittsburgh as the Pirates continue to hover near the bottom of the National League in sacrifice hits.
He successfully dropped down a sac bunt 36 times over his brilliant career but 12 of those bunts came in his first two years in the major leagues, before he had established himself as real RBI threat.
He actually was asked to bunt nine times over his 21 seasons in the majors but not once did he advance a runner via the bunt over his last 14 years with the Bucs!
browntown.mlblogs.com /my_weblog/2005/06/to_bunt_or_not_.html   (889 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
sac·ri·fice:  (verb) to sacrifice oneself or one's interest for others or for a cause or ideal.
We are constantly facing choices – our survival instincts drive us to do what appears to be in our best interest and will help us to get whatever it is that we (as individuals) want.
  Maybe it was the homerun, or the SACRIFICE bunt that scored the winning run, but, as a whole, it was a TEAM EFFORT.
www.eteamz.com /AustinEagles/files/SACRIFICE.htm   (550 words)

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