50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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