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Can you name the 50 Common Baseball Slang Terms?

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When a hitter gets a pitch near his hands, or when a pitcher gets himself in trouble
An outstanding catch by a fielder
Catcher's equipment
The highest level in the stadium seating area
A home run
When a batter hits a single, double, triple and home run in the same game
A hitter's power zone
Base runners in scoring position
Refers to a good fastball
A player who fills in at many positions
When a batter is called out on strikes
A strikeout
An amateur play or behavior
A relief pitcher who usually enters the game in the 7th or 8th inning before the closer
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 pitch that appears to be out of the strike zone, then breaks back over the plate
A rundown
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
Batter whose job is to get on base for other hitters to drive him in
A double play
An inside pitch that almost hits a batter
Pitcher's mound
A soft ground ball that finds its way between infielders for a base hit
A batting average of .200
DescriptionSlang
The batter after the on-deck hitter
A double play going from third to second to first
A team's relief pitcher who finishes the game
A pitch hit for a home run
A left-handed pitcher
When a batter hits the ball hard
A team's best starting pitcher
A pitch delivered when there is a full count
A fly ball that is an easy catch by a fielder
A small ballpark that favors hitters
A running catch made just above the fielder's shoe tops
Starting pitchers whose victories tend to end losing streaks
Curve ball
When a pitcher throws the ball over the edge of the plate
A base
When a fielder catches a ball with his glove near belt level
The alley between outfielders
The part of the bat just a few inches down from end of the barrel
Third base
A ball hit to a fielder during practice
A brief stay in the majors
The deciding game of a series
Last place
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

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