50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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