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

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