50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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