fly ball

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fly ball

n. Baseball
A ball that is batted in a high arc, usually to the outfield.

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n.
a baseball batted high into the air.
[1860–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fly ball - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the airfly ball - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
blast - a very long fly ball
pop fly, pop-fly, pop-up - a short high fly ball
line drive, liner - (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter; "the batter hit a liner to the shortstop"
flare - (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
Texas leaguer - (baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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DISTANCE COVERED: The total distance covered from batted ball contact to fielding the ball.
1976 -- Shortstop Toby Harrah played an entire doubleheader for the Texas Rangers without handling a batted ball from the Chicago White Sox.
Unlike wooden bats, metal ones are hollow, making them easier to swing which can increase the batted ball speed by (http://www.
Gold's hitless performance was his first action since a start in the opening series of the season that ended when he was hit in the ankle by a batted ball.
Also, it is possible to project a team's record based on its run differential and use improved batted ball data to quantify the fielding aspect of that differential.
SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers outfielder Delwyn Young was taken to a local hospital during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the San Diego Padres when he experienced nausea after he was hit above the right eye by a batted ball during batting practice.
Last year, a batted ball struck a 12-year-old New Jersey boy in the chest, causing him to go into cardiac arrest.
He answers questions such as, How fast can a batted ball go?
An eight-member panel in Oklahoma awarded damages to a high school pitcher who had been seriously injured by a batted ball.
The court said that while she assumed the risk of being hit by a batted ball in sitting where she did, she couldn't be expected to guess that the fans would scramble for the foul ball with such unusual violence that she would be injured.
1] In private practice, we have found that the number of nasal injuries incurred during youth softball games is surprisingly high, particularly among female pitchers who are hit by a batted ball.