50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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