50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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