50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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