50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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