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55-footer
   is   
A Pitch That Bounces Before Reaching the Plate
Ball falls short of the 60’ 6” between the pitching rubber and the plate
12-6
   is   
A Curve Ball That Starts High and Ends in a Strike
Also called a “Lord Charles” or an “Uncle Charlie”
Ace
   is   
The Best Starting Pitcher on the Team
Air Mail
   is   
An Errant Throw That Sails over a Players Head
Bag
   is   
A Base
Bandbox
   is   
A Small Ballpark That Encourages Offence
Also called a “cracker box”
Banjo Hitter
   is   
A Hitter Who Lacks Power
From the twanging sound of the bat at contact, like that of a banjo
Battery
   is   
The Pitcher and Catcher As a Single Unit
Draws from the military term “artillery battery”
Blowser
   is   
A Pitcher Who Gets More Blown Saves Than Saves
Rhymes with closer
Blue
   is   
A Player’s Term to Address an Umpire
Umpires wear a dark blue uniform
Bottom
   is   
The Second Half of an Innings
Breaking Ball
   is   
An Off-Speed Pitch That Curves
Bronx Cheer
   is   
When the Crowd Boos
Caught Looking
   is   
When a Batter is Called Out on Strikes
Chin Music
   is   
A Pitch High and Tight Meant to Knock a Batter Back from Home Plate
Also called a “brush-back” or “purpose pitch”
Chuck
   is   
Throw
Clean-up Hitter
   is   
Player Who Hits 4th in the Batting Order
Can of Corn
   is   
An Easily Caught Fly Ball
Drawing from a general store clerk dropping a can from a high shelf
Cup of Coffee
   is   
Refers to a Brief Stint in the Major Leagues
Daisy Cutter
   is   
A Hard Hit Ground Ball
Close enough to the grass to lop the tops off the daisies
Deuce
   is   
A Curveball
Because the catcher’s sign is made by extending two fingers
Dinger
   is   
A Home Run
Downtowner
   is   
A Home Run
Duck Snort
   is   
A Softly-hit Ball That Lands Safely in the Outfield for a Hit
Ducks on the Pond
   is   
Runners on Base
Dying Quail
   is   
A Batted Ball That Land in Front of the Outfielders for a Hit
Ball lands unexpectedly, like a shot bird
Eephus
   is   
A Very Slow Pitch With a High Arcing Trajectory
Invented by Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell
Extra Base Hit
   is   
A Double, Triple or Home Run
Fall Classic
   is   
The World Series
Fence Buster
   is   
A Heavy Hitter
Figger Filbert
   is   
A Fan With a Near-obsessive Interest in the Statistics of a Game
Statistics are “figures” or “figgers”
Fireman
   is   
A Relief Pitcher
Flash Some Leather
   is   
Make a Great Defensive Play
Four Bagger
   is   
A Home Run
Full Count
   is   
When a Batter Has 3 Balls and 2 Strikes Against Them
Fungo
   is   
A Fly Ball Hit for Fielders to Practice Catching
Not part of a game
Glass Arm
   is   
A Sore Pitching Arm
Golden Sombrero
   is   
0 For 4 With 4 Strikeouts
Go Yard
   is   
To Hit a Home Run
Gyroball
   is   
A Type of Curveball With a Severe Break
Heat
   is   
Fastball
High Cheese
   is   
A High Fastball
Hot Corner
   is   
Third Base
Iron Glove
   is   
Sloopy Fielding
Lawrence Welk
   is   
A Rare Triple Play
“. . . and a one, ana 2, ana 3”
Lollipop
   is   
A Soft Pitch
Meatball
   is   
An Easy Pitch to Hit
Mendoza Line
   is   
A Batting Average of .200
Names for notoriously poor hitter Mario Mendoza
Nightcap
   is   
The Second Game of a Doubleheader
Northpaw
   is   
A Right-handed Pitcher
Nubber
   is   
A Batted Ball That Travels Slowly for a Short Distance
Offense
   is   
The Team Currently at Bat
Olympic Rings
   is   
When a Player Strikes Out 5 Times in One Game
Payoff Pitch
   is   
A Pitch Thrown With a Full Count
Pea
   is   
A Pitched Ball Thrown at High Speed
Pickle
   is   
When a Baserunner is Caught in a Rundown
Pitchers Best Friend
   is   
A Double Play
Punch-Out
   is   
A Strikeout
Rainmaker
   is   
A Fly Ball That is Hit Very High
Rhubarb
   is   
A Fight on the Field
Round Tripper
   is   
A Home Run
Ruthian
   is   
With Great Power
Salad
   is   
An Easily-handled Pitch
Senior Circuit
   is   
The National League
So-called because it is the older of the two major leagues
Shut Out
   is   
A Game In Which One Team Doesnt Score Any Runs
Sinker
   is   
A Fast Pitch Thats Breaks Downward As It Reaches
Slurve
   is   
A Slow, Big Breaking Curve Ball
Southpaw
   is   
A Left-handed Pitcher
Strike Zone
   is   
An Area Directly Over Home Plate
Tape-Measure Blast
   is   
An Extremely Long Home Run
Top
   is   
The First Half of an Innings
Twin Killing
   is   
A Double Play
Ugly Finder
   is   
A Foul Ball Hit Into a Dugout
Uncle Charlie
   is   
A Curveball
Utility Player
   is   
A Player Who Fills in Many Positions
Wheelhouse
   is   
A Hitter’s Power Zone
From the boating term
Whiff
   is   
A Swinging Strikeout
Whitewash
   is   
A Shutout
Worm Burner
   is   
A Hard Hit Ground Ball
Hit so hard it “burns” the ground
Yakker
   is   
A Curveball With a Big Break
Yellow Hammer
   is   
A Sharp-breaking Curveball
Named after the steep-diving yellowhammer bird


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