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beanball

(ˈbiːnˌbɔːl)
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(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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Jason Turbow and Michael Ouca, The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime, Anchor, 2011, 81.
They get beanballs thrown at their heads by closed-shop (and closed-brained) rivals.
He tyrannized friend and foe alike, throwing beanballs at opposing hitters and berating his own team for defensive miscues.
A gifted athlete, college man, and fierce competitor, Robinson was chosen to be first through the racial barrier (though not the first black man in pro ball; that distinction belongs to the 19th-century catcher Moses Fleetwood Walker) in part because he was smart enough to heed Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey's instructions to greet the inevitable abuse--death threats, beanballs, a constant barrage of hideous insults--by turning the other cheek.
Breaking the barrier of racism while enduring racial taunts, beanballs, and death threats would have been a daunting challenge for any man.
You'll find the likes of Tamarind BBQ Tempeh and Sweet Potatoes among the tofu and tempeh dishes, and the pasta and noodle entrees feature Ginger Bok Choy and Soba, and Cajun Beanballs and Spaghetti.
But see GLEN WAGGONER, KATHLEEN MOLONEY & HUGH HOWARD, SPLITTERS, BEANBALLS, AND THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING STRIKE ZONE: THE STORIES BEHIND THE RULES OF BASEBALL (2000); Jamal Greene, Selling Originalism 45-46 (2008) (unpublished manuscript, on file with author) ("The rules of baseball do not describe the strike zone as a matter of discretion.
NEW YORK - Beanballs, ejections, celebrities, home runs and a manager having his shirt checked under the box seats behind the dugout - just another three days in the Bronx for the Red Sox.
I fully support Major League Baseball with what they're doing as far as trying to curtail beanballs and bench- clearing brawls," Scioscia said.
But here's a guess: In baseball, the most conservative of America's four major sports, beanballs would come hard, fast, and straight for the head.
NEW YORK With baseball season getting under way this week, the New York Yankees and their opponents are already hurling beanballs at each other -- only it's not on the baseball diamond.