What Is The Definition Of Hook Foul In Baseball?
1. This is a term used when a batter pulls the ball down the line, with the ball initially staying in fair territory, but then it eventually pulls or “hooks” over the line and is therefore a foul ball.
For example, a right-handed batter will hook foul down the left field line and a left-handed batter will hook foul down the right field line.
Examples Of How Hook Foul Is Used In Commentary
1. With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Griffey sends chills into the crowd when he hooks foul the 2-0 fastball over the line. Had it stayed fair, the Mariners would’ve taken the lead.
2. Thomas jumps all over the breaking ball, but it won’t stay fair, just hooking foul.
Sports The Term Is Used
Also Known As
1. Hooking Foul
2. Hooks Foul