50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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