Definitions for "Fielder's Choice"
Keywords:  batter, runner, throw, bat, hitless
a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter
Term used when a fielder can chose among base runners or throw or tag out.
Occurs when a defensive player fields the ball and has the option of throwing out a baserunner or the batter. Even if he successfully reaches base, a batter is not credited with a hit.