Fashion a Hit (1925)

“The altercation was a total loss save that it presented an opportunity for George Sisler to fashion a hit, giving him some sort of blow in twenty-four consecutive games.” Marshall Hunt, “Yanks and Browns Battle to 1-1 Tie,” Daily News (New York), May 10, 1925, p61

Previous earliest use (Dickson Baseball Dictionary, 3rd edition, 2009):
1928.  (The New York Times, Oct. 7; Edward J. Nichols)