Dribbler (1901)

“Davis hit a dribbler to Kennedy, who tossed the ball to Gatins, forcing Bernard at third.” Brooklyn Citizen, May 12, 1901, p4

Previous earliest use (Dickson Baseball Dictionary, 3rd edition, 2009):
FIRST USE: 1915. “The batter hit the next one for a dribbler, and just managed to reach first” (Lester Chadwick, Baseball Joe in the Big League).