50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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