50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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