50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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