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

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