50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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