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Glossary of Baseball Lingo, Slang & Terms

This is a list of common baseball lingo and jargon terms.

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1-2-3 Double Play
2 Seam Fastball
3-6-3 Double Play

3-6-1 Double Play
4 Seam Fastball
4-6-3 Double Play

6-4-3 Double Play
12-6 Curveball
30-30 Club
40-40 Club

A.

Aboard
Ace

American League Championship Series (ALCS)
American League Division Series (ALDS)
Around The Horn
At-Bat

Ate Him Up

B.

Back-To-Back Home Runs
Backdoor Cutter
Backdoor Slider
Backhand
Backstop
Backwards K (Strikeout)
Balk
Baltimore Chop
Bandbox
Bang-Bang Play
Barehand It
Base Knock
Bases Loaded
Baserunner
Basket Catch
Battery
Batting Average (BA)
Batting Practice (BP)
Beanball

Blocking The Plate

Bomb
Bottom Of The Inning
Breaking Ball
Bronx Bombers
Brushback Pitch
Bullpen
Bunt

C.

Call-Up
Can Of Corn
Catcher’s Interference
Caught Looking
Caught Napping
Cellar
Center Field (CF)
Changeup
Check The Runner
Checked Swing
Chin Music
Choke Up
Circus Catch
Cleanup Hitter
Clear The Bases
Closer
Comebacker
Complete Game
Contact Hitter
Corked Bat
Cup Of Coffee
Cut Fastball (Cutter)
Cutoff Man

D.

Dead-Ball Era
Designated Hitter (DH)
Dinger
Dish
Double
Double Play
Down The Line
Double Steal
Double Switch
Drag Bunt
Dribbler
Dropped Third Strike
Ducks On The Pond

E.

E1
E2
E3
E4
E5
E6
E7
E8
E9
Earned Run Average (ERA)
Error
Extra Innings

F.

Fair Ball
Farm Team
Fielder’s Choice (FC)
First Base
First Base Coach
Five-Tool Player

Fly Ball
Flyout
Force Out
Forty-Forty Club
Foul Ball
Foul Out
Foul Pole
Foul Territory
Foul Tip
Four-Bagger
Four-Seam Fastball
Franchise Player
Freeze The Hitter
Full Count 

G.

Gap
Go-Ahead Run
Go The Distance
Go The Route
Go Yard
Gold Glove Award
Golden Pitch
Golden Sombrero
Good Eye
Grand Slam
Green Light
Ground Ball
Ground Ball Pitcher
Ground Into Double Play (GIDP)
Ground Rule Double

H.

Heater
High And Tight
High Heat

Hit And Run
Hit By Pitch (HBP)

Hit For The Cycle
Hitter’s Count
Hold
Hold The Runner On
Home Plate
Home Run
Home Run Cycle
Hook Foul

I.

Immaculate Inning
In The Hole
Infield Fly Rule
Infield Hit
Infield Shift
Infielder
Inning
Inside-The-Park Home Run

Insurance Run
Intentional Walk

Interleague Play
Isolated Power

J.

Junk (Junk Ball)

K.

K (Strikeout)
Keep The Hitter Honest

L.

Leadoff Hitter
Left Field
Left Fielder
Left Handed Pitcher (LHP
)
Left On Base (LOB)
Line Drive
Lineup Card
Live Ball

M.

Magic Number
Meat
Meatball
Men In Blue
Mendoza Line
Middle Infielders
Moonshot

N.

National League Championship Series (NLCS)
National League Division Series (NLDS)
No Decision
No-Hitter
No-No

O.

Off-Speed Pitch
On-Base Percentage (OBP)
On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage (OPS)
On-Deck
Opposite Field Hit
Outfield Assist
Outfield Fence
Outfielder
Outside Corner
Overthrow

P.

Passed Ball (PB)
Payoff Pitch
Pepper
Perfect Game
Phantom Tag
Pick It Clean
Pickoff
Pinch Hitter
Pinch Runner
Pine Tar
Pitch Count

Pitcher’s Best Friend
Pitcher’s Duel
Pitcher’s Mound
Pitcher’s Park
Pitchout
Plate Appearances (PA)
Platoon
Plunked
Pop Fly
Position Player
Pow Wow
Pull Hitter
Punch Out
Push Bunt
Putout (PO)

Q.

Quality At-Bat
Quick Pitch
Quiet Bats

R.

Rally Cap
RBI Situation
Redshirt
Relief Pitcher
Retire The Side
Retire The Side In Order
Right Field
Right Fielder
Right Handed Pitcher (RHP)
Rising Fastball
Run Batted In (RBI)
Run Support
Rundown
Runners At The Corners
Runners In Scoring Position

S.

Sacrifice Bunt
Sacrifice Fly
Save
Scoring Position
Second Base
Secondary Lead
Setup Man
Short Hop
Shutout
Side Retired
Sidearm
Silver Slugger Award

Single
Situational Hitting
Slash Line
Slice Foul
Slugging Percentage
Slump
Slurve
Small Ball
Solo Home Run
Soft Toss
Split-Finger Fastball
Squeeze Play
Starting Pitcher (SP)
Steal
Stealing Signs
Stolen Base
Strike Zone

Strikeout
Strikeout Looking
Strikeout The Side
Strikeout The Side In Order
Submarine Pitcher
Suicide Squeeze Play
Swing For The Fences
Switch-Hitter

T.

Tag Up
Takeout Slide
Tape Measure Home Run
Third Base
Third Base Coach
Three-Bagger
Three Up, Three Down
Tie Him Up

Tipping Pitches
Total Bases
Triple

Triple Crown
Triple Play
True Freshman
Turn Two
Two-Bagger
Two-Seam Fastball

U.

Umpire
Unearned Run
Up The Middle
Upstairs
Utility Player

V.

W.

Walk
Walk-Off
Walk-Off Home Run
Walks Plus Hits Per Innings Pitched (WHIP)
Warning Track
Warning Track Power
Waste A Pitch
Web Gem
Went Deep
Wheelhouse
Whiff
Wild Card
Wild Pitch
Wins Above Replacement (WAR)
Wood
Work The Count
World Series

X.

Y.

Yard

Z. 

Zinger
Zip

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