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A team's best starting pitcher.
The section of the outfield between the outfielders. Also called gap.
AROUND THE HORN
A double play going from third base to second base to first base.
Help from a fielder in putting an offensive player out. A fielder is credited with an assist when he throws a baserunner or hitter out at a base.
The offensive team's turn to bat the ball and score. Each player takes a turn at bat until three outs are made. Each Batter's opportunity at the plate is scored as an "at bat" for him
A pitch that appears to be out of the strike zone, but then breaks over the plate.
Fence or wall behind home plate.
An illegal motion by the pitcher with one or more runners on base, entitling all runners to advance one base. A balk can be one of a number of movements related to the pitching motion but the intention is to catch the runners off balance.
BALK (CALL OF UMPIRE)
Penalty for an illegal movement by the pitcher. The rule is designed to prevent pitchers from deliberately deceiving the runners. If called, baserunners advance one base.
A pitch which does not enter the strike zone and is not struck at by the batter.
BALL(CALL OF UMPIRE)
A pitch outside the strike zone.
A ground ball that hits in front of home plate (or off of it) and takes a large hop over the infielder's head.
The four points of the baseball diamond (first through third bases and home plate) that must be touched by a runner in order to score a run. One of four stations to be reached in turn by the runner.
A coach who stands by first or third base. The base coaches instruct the batter and base runners with a series of hand signals.
A play in which the batter hits the ball in fair territory and reaches at least first base before being thrown out.
The white chalk lines that extend from home plate through first and third base to the outfield and up the foul poles, inside which a batted ball is in fair territory and outside of which it is in foul territory.
BASE ON BALLS (WALK)
Four balls and the hitter advances to first base.
The baseball's core is made of rubber and cork. Yarn is wound around the rubber and cork centre. Then 2 strips of white cowhide are sewn around the ball. Official baseballs must weigh 5 to 5 1/4 ounces and be 9 to 9 1/4 inches around.
No runner on the bases.
Runners at each base.
Instrument used by the hitter while batting. In the ABL bats made of aluminium or wood. The bat must be no longer than 42 inches and no wider then 2 3/4 inches. Players are allowed to cover the first 8 inches of the bat's handle so they can grip it better.
The offensive player who is currently positioned in the batter's box. An offensive player who takes his position in the batter's box.
Either of the areas next to home plate where the batter stands during his time at bat.
An area marked by white chalk lines on the left and right side of home plate in which a player must stand while batting.
Term referring to the pitcher and catcher combination.
The offensive line-up of a team that lists the player will bat. The batting order is given to the umpire before each game.
The second half of an inning.
The progression of the game as written in a series of boxes indicating hits, runs, errors and player substitutions of each inning played.
An off-speed pitch that curves.
When the crowd boos.
A pitch that nearly hits the batter.
Area designated for pitchers to warm-up. Generally consists of two mounds and two home plates.
A legally batted ball, not swung at but intentionally met with the bat and tapped within the infield. Short hit that is executed by letting the ball hit the bat (not swinging). Used to surprise the fielders or to advance a runner.
A game suspended or ended by the umpire.
CAN OF CORN
An easy catch by the fielder.
The act of a fielder in getting secure possession in his hand or glove of a ball in flight and firmly holding it.
The defensive player whose position is directly behind home plate. Player positioned behind home plate and responsible for receiving the pitch from the pitcher. Player positioned behind home plate and responsible for receiving the pitch from the pitcher.
Area behind home plate in which the catcher must stand until the pitcher delivers the ball.
When a batter is called out on strikes.
A team in last place.
A slow-pitch thrown with the exact arm action as a fastball, designed to disrupt the timing of the hitter.
A partial swing. If the swing has gone more than halfway around, the umpire can rule it a full swing, or strike.
A good fastball.
A pitch that is high and inside.
Gripping the bat up on the handle away from the knob of the bat.
An outstanding catch by a fielder.
Player who hits fourth in the batting order.
Relief pitcher who specialises in pitching the last few outs of a game. General used to hold a lead in the late innings of a game.
Statistical credit to a starting pitcher for pitching the entire game.
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