50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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