bean ball


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bean ball

n. Baseball
A pitch aimed at the batter's head.

bean′ ball`


n.
a baseball pitch thrown at the batter's head.
[1900–05]
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But most of all a nasty bean ball, aimed straight at the noggin.
Other features include Hot and Cold Streaks affecting hitters' performances throughout the game, an option to charge the mound after being on the receiving end of a bean ball, and key managerial decisions such as double switches, pitching changes, and pitch outs.
After throwing a bean ball, which drives the batter away from the plate, Bullet Joe explained, pitchers usually will come back with a curve ball on the outside.
Stiff sentence: Storm pitcher Jason Stephens, who threw the fateful bean ball to JetHawks outfielder Anton French that triggered a brawl between the teams on May 3, received the toughest penalty of everyone punished: a six-game suspension and $300 fine.