Baseball Game Terms at gamerisms
These baseball game terms
and jargon are part of sports gamerisms, Define Your
Baseball, part 3 completes baseball gamerisms provided for baseball
players and fans who fantasize about a grand slam.
Baseball Game Terms: M - O
Baseball Game Terms: P - R
Line: a .200 batting average named after player Mario
using this phrase is "caution--don't go below the Mendoza
the area where the pitcher stands and/or
where the pitchers mound is located.
- No Hitter:
game in which one pitcher allows no
hits to the opposing team.
- On Deck:
baseball jargon referring to the next
person up to bat.
the area between the fence and the
infield and between the two foul lines.
player position in the outfield.
Center, right and left fielder.
Corner: pitched to the edge of home plate, thus
away from the batter.
Baseball Game Terms: S
- Passed Ball:
term for a ball pitched and missed
by the catcher. The chase is on!
Pitch: baseball jargon for the following pitch after a
full count is
established. This pitch will benefit either the batter or pitcher at
- Perfect Game:
an entire game pitched where no hits or walks
are obtained by the opposing team. A beautiful sight to see!
- Pinch Hitter:
player placed into a batting lineup
to hit in place of a teammate already playing.
- Pinch Runner:
a player placed into the game to
replace a teammate already on base.
the act of throwing an intentional ball
to catch a runner stealing.
Rotation: the rotation of pitchers on a team,
pitchers based on the number of games played and the number of days
rest needed for each pitcher.
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Player: team player, other than the pitcher.
- Power Hitter
or Slugger: superior player who racks up
plenty of home runs and base hits.
Pitchers: baseball game terms for substitute
the current pitchers.
baseball jargon for when a runner is pinned between 2 bases and
attempts to reach the safety of a base before either opposing player
tags the runner out.
Baseball Game Terms: T
- Sacrifice Fly
or Bunt: a hit with the purpose of
advancing a runner but not necessarily to reach base.
term for call by the umpire when a play is
made, indicating the runner is not out.
Position: term for a runner who is on second or
third base as this position holds the opportunity to score.
- Setup Man:
term for a relief pitcher placed in the game
before the closer.
Stretch: a break for fans that takes place
between the top and bottom of the seventh inning.
Catch: term for fielder who scoops the ball and
runs with it.
- Shut Out:
occurs when a team scores no runs.
- Slice Foul:
baseball jargon for fly ball or line drive that
spins out of fair ball area into foul ball area.
player who moves down to ground level to prevent a
tag by the catcher.
- Squeeze Play
or Suicide Squeeze: bunting strategy to get a
runner home from third base.
the pitcher who starts the game.
- Steal: the act of
advancing bases during a pitch
to the plate. A smooth move!
called if a batter swings the bat and misses a pitch OR if the batter
chooses not to swing and the umpire calls it within the zone between
the batters armpits and knees.
baseball jargon for pitcher who throws underarm.
Baseball Game Terms: U - Z
the act of a player fielding the ball and
then touching a runner out before the runner touches or reaches the
- Take Sign: occurs
when batter is signaled not to swing at
the next pitch.
- Top of the
inning: term for first part of the inning at
which time the visiting team bats.
a hit that allows a batter to safely
reach third base.
- Triple Play:
three outs as the result of the ball
fielded skillfully in one play—a magnificent and rare game event!
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- Up the Middle:
area close to second base used to describe
the location of
Player: a player who has the ability to play many
positions on the field. Example: shortstop and second base.
term for player who takes a base when
he/she has been pitched 4 balls as determined by the umpire.
- Walk-off Home
Run: jargon for a home run hit that
determines the end of a game.
Track: dirt path close to outfield fence in order
that players avoid running into the fence.
a power hitter's favorite spot to hit
the ball where the greatest results are achieved.
the sound made by the bat being swung and not making
contact with anything. Another term for a strike.
- Wild Pitch:
a pitch thrown in the dirt resulting
in a passed ball.
bad case of nerves resulting in shakes that make it very difficult for
a gamer to play well. This phrase can be used in reference to many
games and is recognized by both players and fans alike.
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