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Can you name the 50 Common Baseball Slang Terms?

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

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