50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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