50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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