50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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