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Squeeze Play

What is Squeeze Play?

A type of sacrifice bunt where there is a runner on third base and the batter is attempting to get the runner safely home with their bunt, which will likely lead to the hitters out. If done successfully, the batter will receive an Run Batted In (RBI) on the play.

There are two versions of the Squeeze Play, the Safety Squeeze where the runner on third waits until the bunt and the Suicide Squeeze where the runner on third begins to run home the moment the pitcher starts their pitch.

Sporting Charts explains Squeeze Play

Squeeze plays are rare in situations when their is two outs due to the chance the batter is called out before the runner scores or when the batter has two strikes because a missed bunt results in a strike and therefore leads to an out.

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