Baseball Players Terms Part 2
These baseball players
terms and jargon are part of sports gamerisms, Define Your
Glossary, part 2 continues for baseball players and fans who dream of
perfect baseball games.
Baseball Players Terms: C
Baseball Players Terms: D
- Called Game:
a game suspended, normally due to
weather by the umpire or as dictated by the leagues rules.
- Can of Corn:
catch made by a fielder that is
deemed extremely easy. If only the rest of the game was so, yes?
Up: a slow pitch thrown with the same motion as
a fast pitch,
with less velocity intended to fool a batter and throw off their timing.
- Chase After: baseball
player attempting to hit a pitch way
outside of the strike zone.
Swing: when a batter stops in mid swing, without
through, in an attempt to avoid swinging at a bad pitch.
- Chin Music:
pitch thrown high and close to the
batter, whizzing by under their chin.
- Circus Catch:
a physically impressive and often
acrobatic catch by a fielder.
up Hitter: a hitter batting fourth in the
the best hitter on the team and/or baseball player known as a power
a relief pitcher that is brought in to
work the final portion of the game, usually when the game is on the
Game: achieved when a pitcher pitches
all nine innings of a game.
- Count: term for the number of balls and strikes currently
called during each at bat.
a pitch that moves across the plate upon
reaching the batter.
- Cut Off:
term for baseball players who shorten the throw or
cut off the ball thrown from the outfield.
term for a breaking fastball.
obtained when a batter achieves a single, double, triple and home run
in a single game. The triple is the difficult part; therefore, this
accomplishment is rare and should be applauded loudly!
Baseball Players Terms: E
another name for a home run. Congrats to
the dingee or is it dingert?
a hit that allows a batter to reach
- Double Play:
the act of getting two runners out
during one hit.
two baseball games, played back to
- Down the Line:
area close to foul lines used to describe
the location of batted balls.
- Down the
Middle: area of home plate used to describe the
location of pitches.
- Drop off the
Table: term for a pitched ball that breaks
the 2 separate field areas where each
team is located during the game.
Baseball Players Terms: G
Run: a run allowed by a pitcher.
a play that should have been made, but due to a mistake, was not. Error
is counted in the stats against the player who committed it.
- Fast Ball:
a pitch thrown as hard as possible,
typically straight with no movement.
- Fly Ball:
a ball hit high in the air in a large
Out: the act of touching a base in which an
forced to run towards because another teammate has hit and is running
behind him/her. Example: if a runner is forced to run to
and the fielder touches second base before the runner arrives, that
runner is out.
Line: line stretching from home plate into
the outfield, marking the boundaries of legal play in or out of bounds.
- Fouling Off:
when player continues to bat after a count of
Count: consists of 3 balls and 2 strikes wherein the next
produce a walk or hit ball. Don't you just hate the suspense?
Baseball Players Terms: H
section of the field between outfielders.
- Grand Slam:
home run hit when runners are on each base
resulting in a total of 4 runs on the scoreboard.
Light: signal given by the coach for the batter
to hit the
good pitch or for the runner to steal a base at the next opportunity.
- Grounder or
Ground Ball: a ball hit rolling on
Baseball Players Terms: I
- Heat or
Heater: jargon for a maximum velocity fastball. It's a
pitched above the strike zone.
- Hit: a
play in which the batter makes contact with the ball
and is able to reach base without being forced out or tagged.
and Run: occurs when a runner starts to advance
to the base
soon as the ball is pitched to the batter in an attempt to reach and
advance the runner.
- Hitting the
Cycle: player who hits in any
order--a single, double, triple and home run during the same game.
Every batter's dream game!
- Home Plate:
the fourth base or
point the runner attempts to reach. Once crossed safely, a
tallied for the team. Cheers ring out on this trip--homeward bound.
- Hot Corner: baseball
jargon for third base.
Players Terms is followed by baseball terms M - Z
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area in which the bases are located,
approximately ninety feet square.
term for player position inside the infield.
First, second, third basemen and shortstop.
Walk: action of throwing four unhittable balls
by the pitcher in order to walk a talented batter.
Ball: pitch thrown by gripping the seams of the
first finger and knuckle. This gives the ball a slow erratic
motion when thrown.
- Lead Off:
player who bats first in the
lineup for the team or a base runner who moves forward from the base
before a pitch is thrown. Perhaps a steal is about to happen?
Drive: a hit that is hard and on a straight
line at a low trajectory.
- Load the
Bases: term for 3 players of one team who are on
first, second, and third bases.
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