50 Common Baseball Slang Terms

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

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Created Nov 20, 2011ReportNominate
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