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  Sacrifice fly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sacrifice fly is not counted as a turn at bat (AB) for the batter and he is also credited with a run batted in (RBI).
The purpose of not counting a sacrifice fly as an at bat is to avoid penalizing hitters for a successful tactical maneuver.
The sacrifice fly is one of two instances in baseball where a batter is not charged with a time at bat after putting a ball in play; the other is the sacrifice hit (also known as the 'sacrifice bunt', or simply a 'sacrifice').
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sacrifice_fly   (548 words)

 Sacrifice hit - BR Bullpen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A sacrifice hit (also known as a sacrifice bunt) is credited to a batter who succesfully advances one or more runners by bunting the ball for an out, or who would have been put out but for an error or unsuccessful fielder's choice.
A sacrifice is now awarded if the batter drives in a run with a fly ball that results in an error but would have driven in the run if the error had not been committed.
Sacrifice hits are awarded only on bunts that advance a runner and result in an out, or would have resulted in an out but for an error or unsuccessful fielder's choice.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Sacrifice_hit   (414 words)

 Internet Baseball Statistics: Glossary
Included sacrifice hits from 1889 to 1893 and sacrifice flies from 1931 to 1938 and 1940 to 1953.
Flyballs were not counted as sacrifice hits and were charged as at-bats from 1931 to 1938 and from 1940 to 1953.
Sacrifice hits allowed by pitchers were adopted officially by the National League in 1913 and by the American League in 1921.
members.tripod.com /baseballstats/glossary.html   (2446 words)

 Sacrifice Flies Records by Baseball Almanac
The most sacrifice flies by a team, the most sacrifice flies by a player in a career and in a season, the fewest in a season, and other similar sac fly records are presented below and research is complete through completion of the previous season.
Brooks Robinson led the American League in sacrifice flies during 1962 (10), 1964 (10), 1967 (8), and 1968 (8) — a league leading four times.
Ron Santo and Johnny Bench led the National League in sacrifice flies during 1963 (11), 1967 (12) and 1969 (14) then 1970 (11), 1972 (12) and 1973 (10) — respectively, a league leading three times.
baseball-almanac.com /recbooks/sacrifice_flies_records.shtml   (227 words)

 Daily Pundit Archives
Sacrifice means the "surrender of that which you value." Doesn't matter if the opportunity cost is worth it or not.
Sacrifice would then be rare, even sacrifice flies wouldn't occur (at least they wouldn't be called sacrifice flies, or maybe they would, but so would pop flies).
Without recognizing the sacrifice, Pat's actions are easily rationalized away as merely acting in his own self interest (indeed that seems to be the point of the article); Silber can assuage his guilt by telling himself that had he the same set of self interests, he would've acted the same.
www.dailypundit.com /archives/013438.php   (3453 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Fly (plural flies).
All flies shall perish except one, and that is the bee-fly.
In the temple of Actium the Greeks used to sacrifice annually an ox to the god of flies.
To be taken in by a hoax, as a fish rises to a false fly and is caught.
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 Sacrifice for PC Review - PC Sacrifice Review
Sacrifice by Shiny Entertainment is one of the most unusual PC games this year.
In Sacrifice, you play as a wizard who opts to represent individual members of a pantheon of gods.
Sacrifice's 3D engine does have some slight problems; for instance, you'll sometimes notice polygons being added and dropped from particular objects as you grow closer to and farther away from them.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/sacrifice/review.html   (1114 words)

 Do Batters Try to Hit Sacrifice Flies? from The Hardball Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
So, his expected number of fly balls hit in his sacrifice fly opportunities is simply this rate times the number of opportunities, or 9.6 expected fly balls (49 * (242/1233)).
He actually had 4 sacrifice flies during these opportunities, a number reduced by the fact that almost 50% of the fly balls he hit went for home runs, whereas a typical number is 10-12%.
This is an important consideration, since the defensive alignment in sacrifice fly opportunities is much different than it is in general situations: infielders will often play in and outfielders may play much closer as well, especially in tight games.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/printarticle/do-batters-try-to-hit-sacrifice-flies   (1521 words)

 Sacrifice Flies, Accidents? - Baseball Fever
The Sac Fly is, in a sense, a result that is the sum of its parts.
Also the fact that the sac fly exists as a safety net for those players who are trying to slug is not necessarily a bad thing, it allows the sluggers to take their shots.
Unfortunately, Sac Flies were recorded same as Sacrifice Bunt prior to 1954, so we really can't examine the impact of SF on hitting stats prior to 1954.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=36916   (2006 words)

 Sacrifice Flies All Time Leaders by Baseball Almanac
A sign of longevity, some good clutch hitting skills, and a team that can get on base in scoring position in front of you is what you can determine with this all time sacrifice flies leader board.
The American League record holder for career sacrifice flies belongs to Cal Ripken, Jr.
While playing with the Orioles he led or tied the American League in sac flies in 1964, 1964, 1967 and 1968.
www.baseball-almanac.com /hitting/hisacfly1.shtml   (319 words)

 RotoAmerica.com: The RULES! - 10.00 The Official Scorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
(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.
NOTE: Score a sacrifice fly in accordance with 10.09 (e) (2) even though another runner is forced out by reason of the batter becoming a runner.
A putout shall be credited to each fielder who (1) catches a fly ball or a line drive, whether fair or foul; (2) catches a thrown ball which puts out a batter or runner, or (3) tags a runner when the runner is off the base to which he legally is entitled.
www.rotoamerica.com /mlb/rules10.asp   (6494 words)

 Mike's Baseball Rants: Imagine There're No Sac Flies-It's Easy If You Try   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Unfortunately, the sacrifice flies are not recorded as a separate statistic: they are recorded under sacrifice hits (i.e., bunts).
Since 1954, the obvious result of the sacrifice fly rule is to positively affect batting averages since the flyout at-bats were converted to sacrifices that did not enter into the batting average calculation.
Sacrifice bunts occurred about 3% of all plate appearances during the Teens and Twenties and had an all-time high of 3.72% in the 1917 AL season.
www.all-baseball.com /mikesbballrants/archives/006167.html   (2220 words)

 Colorado Rockies tie a major league record with five sacrifice flies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Colorado entered the game with just 10 sacrifice flies all year, tied with the Detroit Tigers for fewest in the majors.
Yorvit Torrealba, who hit a grand slam in the second inning, came up again with the bases loaded in the fourth and flied out to centre field for Colorado's fourth sacrifice fly, tying the National League mark established numerous times.
The Rockies tied the Mariners' record on Garrett Atkins' sacrifice fly in the fifth.
www.cbc.ca /cp/baseball/060607/m060782.html   (153 words)

 Baseball Trivia (General): How can a polayer's batting average be higher than his on base4 percentage? (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
when a batter hits a fly ball that is caught but it happens to score a run, the batter was probably trying very hard to get a hit and reach base himself.
The scoring on a sacrifice fly seems like a reasonable compromise to me: it's partially sacrificial so we won't give you an at-bat but at the same time you really were trying to reach base and you failed so it hurts your on-base percentage.
A sacrifice fly does not count as an at-bat in calculating batting average but it does count when calculating on-base percentage.
experts.about.com.cob-web.org:8888 /q/2552/3657252.htm   (450 words)

 Sacrifice fly (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The batter is out because an outfielder or an infielder running in the outfield catches the fly ball (or would have been out if not for an error).
The purpose of not counting a Sacrifice fly as an at bat is to avoid penalizing hitters for a successful tactical manuver.
The Sacrifice fly is still credited even if another runner is put out for failing to tag up (return to his base after the catch), so long as the run scores prior to the third out.
sacrifice-fly.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (317 words)

 Mets, Pedro fly past Yankees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
After Jeter's 14th homer leading off the first inning put the Yankees ahead, the sacrifice flies gave the Mets a 3-1 lead in the second.
Castro's sacrifice fly to right made the score 1-1 as Wright took third.
Reyes' sac fly to center was dropped by Williams for an error, Mussina's wild pickoff throw to second advanced the runners and Cameron hit a sac fly to right.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05176/528451.stm   (578 words)

 ESPN.com Anaheim/NY Yankees recap
David Justice homered twice and the Yankees backed Andy Pettitte's five-hitter with a record-tying three sacrifice flies in the third inning of a 9-1 victory Saturday over the Anaheim Angels.
Brosius followed with the only traditional sacrifice fly of the inning, when he hit a fly to left, scoring Tino Martinez.
It was the third time in major league history that a team had three sacrifice flies in an inning.
espn.go.com /mlb/2000/20000819/recap/ananyy.html   (946 words)

 The Effect of Artificial Surface
Sacrifice flies are currently not included in at bats (for many years they were), although they are essentially regular fly balls that are not hits.
Sacrifice bunts are not at bats, but the data used do identify bunts, so bunt hits and bunt outs that are not sacrifices are removed.
Since a bunt is an intentional play on the part of the batter, one must consider that this significant difference in occurrence reflects player perceptions of the difficulty of bunting on turf.
mysite.verizon.net /brak2.0/turf.htm   (1993 words)

 USATODAY.com - Baseball - Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Marte surrendered an unearned run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Bobby Abreu, and Gonzalez pitched the ninth for his 13th save in as many chances.
Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead on an RBI double by Bay and a sacrifice fly by Sanchez.
On Sanchez's fly ball, the throw by right fielder Abreu was on line and beat Sean Casey to the plate, but catcher Chris Coste couldn't come up with the short hop and the ball bounced to the backstop.
www.usatoday.com /sports/scores106/106188/MLB672108.htm   (1097 words)

 Brewers use sacrifice flies to soar past Astros | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Hall ripped a double to left for his third consecutive three-hit outing and the second consecutive game in which he was a hit shy of the cycle.
Hall went to third on Miller's sacrifice fly, and the Astros kept the infielders in with Brady Clark at the plate.
Clark ripped a sacrifice fly to center to drive in Hall, giving Milwaukee a 4-2 lead and prompting a call to lefthander Mike Gallo.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/sports/bb/3833639.html   (1366 words)

 Palomar College Baseball
Led the team in RBIs (37), extra-base hits (14) and sacrifice flies (7), was second on the team in doubles (9) and walks (26), was tied for second on the team in hits (45) and was tied for third on the club in runs (28).
Was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a sacrifice fly and 4 RBIs in a 14-8 victory over San Diego City College on March 15.
Had a single and sacrifice fly in a 5-1 victory over Imperial Valley on March 5, and vs. Grossmont on March 6.
www.palomar.edu /athletics/baseball/05.parzyk.htm   (1128 words)

 On base percentage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NOTE: Sacrifice flies were not counted as an official statistic until 1954.
Before that time, all sacrifices were counted as sacrifice hits (SH), which included both sacrifice flies and bunts.
For calculations of OBP before 1954, or where sacrifice flies are not explicitly listed, the number of sacrifice flies should be assumed to be zero.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/On_base_percentage   (304 words)

Trailing 4-1 in the top of the sixth, Bridgewater scored five runs on three hits, two walks, two sacrifice flies and an Eastern outfield error to take a 6-4 lead, then tacked on three more in the seventh on two hits and three walks.
He walked with one out, went to third when Izzo’s fly ball to left was dropped, and scored on senior third baseman Tim LaConte’s sacrifice fly.
A walk, error, two sacrifice flies, and sophomore DH Steve Smith’s RBI single to center accounted for the final three runs of the inning.
www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu /depts/athletics/spring_season/bb-4-19-06.htm   (549 words)

 Scaffolds 7/17/00| Insects
Apple maggot flies are capable of moving at least several hundred yards to infest other hosts and at least a few flies will always move longer distances of up to one mile.
Whenever it is determined that AM flies have first emerged in an unsprayed habitat (preferably in close proximity to the targeted orchard) the entire orchard should be sprayed initially with an organophosphate insecticide 7—10 days (their pre-oviposition period) later.
Then, AM flies may alter their usual behavior of initially ovipositing in fruit on wild host trees close to their emergence site and may immediately begin to disperse to find suitable oviposition hosts in commercial apple orchards.
www.nysaes.cornell.edu /ent/scaffolds/2000/7.17_insects.html   (2519 words)

 Tribe hands K.C. 11th straight loss | www.azstarnet.com ®
Kansas City pulled within one in the ninth on sacrifice flies by Reggie Sanders and Emil Brown, before Bob Wickman finished off his fourth save.
The Royals had four sacrifice flies, tying a club record, and one shy of the major-league record.
Shane Costa's sacrifice fly scored Mark Teahen with the final run of the inning, tying it at 3.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/125871   (531 words)

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Ryan Howard drove in three runs with a solo homer and two sacrifice flies, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
Howard gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead with a sacrifice fly in the third inning, and hit an opposite-field homer in the sixth to make it 5-3.
The Braves went ahead 3-2 in the third on a sacrifice fly by Andruw Jones.
www.11alive.com /rss/article.aspx?storyid=79460   (555 words)

For example, if a single is lined to center field with men on first and second, and one man scores while the other stops at second, that is one extra base taken on two opportunities, a 50.0 hold percentage.
The number of runners officially counted as Caught Stealing where the initiator of the fielding play was the pitcher, not the catcher.
A hitter's stats against pitchers that induce mostly grounders or flies, respectively.
stats.washingtonpost.com /mlb/stats.asp?file=glossary   (2312 words)

 Baseball Toaster: The Griddle : The Sacrifice Fly Brigade
The Colorado Rockies tied a Major League record and broke the old National League record with five sacrifice flies in their 16-9 win over the Pirates.
The only other team to hit five sacrifice flies in a game was Seattle against Oakland on August 7, 1988.
That's a disgrace to those that came beforehand and judged the distance between a shallow and deep fly ball and scampered home safely, sometimes with a play at the plate, sometimes not.
griddle.baseballtoaster.com /archives/396801.html   (319 words)

 Baseball Glossary at Baseball Tips.com
Unlike the infielders, the outfielders are each given two separate zones, one for fly balls and one for line drives.
Since line drives remain in the air for a shorter amount of time, outfielders are assigned a smaller zone on those types of balls.
The center fielder is responsible for all line drives between 270 and 370 feet, and all fly balls over 220 feet.
www.baseballtips.com /glossary.html   (3312 words)

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