50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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