Dating baseball terms
It is also not necessary for the pitcher's team to win the game in order to achieve a hold; they merely have to be in the lead at the time the pitcher exits.
The hold was invented in 1986 to give credit to non-closer relief pitchers.
When a pitch touches a batter in the batter's box, the batter advances to first base. Colloquially, a batter who is hit by a pitch may be said to be plunked, drilled, nailed, plugged, or beaned.If the runner starts to lead off again right away, he could be tagged out.Another example would be for the fielder to spin around, "looking" for a hit or thrown ball that has "eluded" him, while actually carrying it in his glove. The exception is that once the pitcher toes or stands astride the rubber, he must have the ball in his possession, or else a balk will be called.Taken from golf terminology, going back to an era when persimmon woods were used that had a face insert that was affixed by screws.An offensive tactic where the batter intentionally puts the ball in play to the right side with a runner on second.
The intent is to advance the baserunner to third, where a sacrifice fly by the next hitter can score a run.