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Can you name the 50 Common Baseball Slang Terms?

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

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