50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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