beanball


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beanball

(ˈbiːnˌbɔːl)
n
(Baseball) baseball informal a ball pitched with the intention of hitting the batsman
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Noun1.beanball - a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's headbeanball - a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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Williams of potentially criminal conduct in ordering a beanball and using lewd language while coaching his young son's baseball game in May 2014 C despite MLB Network ignoring both written and video evidence contradicting the baseless accusations.
It was the equivalent of a self-induced beanball war in the first inning.
Similarly, the official rules of Major League Baseball (MLB) specifically prohibit the act of throwing a beanball and provide penalties for possible ejection for players who violate this rule.
Scioscia said he does not think that means retaliation is coming in the form of a beanball.
The beanball wars are on, and so is the endless assault on sportsmanship's sensibilities.
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Levitt and Trandel, White, and Klein contend that the number of batters hit by pitches rose in the American League after 1973, not because pitchers had less to fear from retaliation directed against them personally, but because the substitution of hard-hitting DHs for weak-hitting pitchers made beanball more profitable: AL team managers had more to gain from placing designated hitters on base by instructing pitchers to plunk them than from giving free passes to pitchers, who otherwise represent easy outs.
The league fired a beanball at the head of CBC Distribution and Marketing, Inc.
The following night, a beanball exchange ended with Adam Kennedy charging Rangers pitcher Scott Feldman.