50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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