50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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