50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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