50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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When a pitcher throws the ball over the edge of the plate
Pivot men at second base will get the force out call by the umpire if their foot is close to the base before they throw to first
A pitch delivered when there is a full count
A batting average of .200
A double play
Third base
Batter whose job is to get on base for other hitters to drive him in
A play in which the base runner hits the bag a split-second before the ball arrives or vice versa
A base
A home run
The fourth batter in the lineup
Curve ball
The deciding game of a series
Base runners in scoring position
A pitch that appears to be out of the strike zone, then breaks back over the plate
When a hitter gets a pitch near his hands, or when a pitcher gets himself in trouble
An outstanding catch by a fielder
A strikeout
An amateur play or behavior
The alley between outfielders
An inside pitch that almost hits a batter
A ball hit to a fielder during practice
When a fielder catches a ball with his glove near belt level
A soft ground ball that finds its way between infielders for a base hit
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Starting pitchers whose victories tend to end losing streaks
A team's relief pitcher who finishes the game
A running catch made just above the fielder's shoe tops
A left-handed pitcher
A fly ball that is an easy catch by a fielder
When a batter hits a single, double, triple and home run in the same game
A double play going from third to second to first
A rundown
When a batter hits the ball hard
When a batter is called out on strikes
A team's best starting pitcher
A small ballpark that favors hitters
The part of the bat just a few inches down from end of the barrel
Catcher's equipment
A relief pitcher who usually enters the game in the 7th or 8th inning before the closer
A pitch hit for a home run
A line drive that doesn't change height after initial contact
Refers to a good fastball
A brief stay in the majors
A hitter's power zone
A ground ball that hits in front of home plate (or off of it) and takes a large hop over the infielder's head or is high enough for the batter to reach first
A player who fills in at many positions
Pitcher's mound
The highest level in the stadium seating area
The batter after the on-deck hitter

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