50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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