50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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