fly ball


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fly ball

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

fly′ ball′



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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However, Vancouver left fielder Connor Panas misplayed Donnie Dewees' fly ball in the bottom of the ninth inning for an error that suddenly sent Mitchell racing for third base.
The official scorer shall charge an outfielder with an error if such outfielder allows a fly ball to drop to the ground if, in the official scorer's judgment, an outfielder at that position making ordinary effort would have caught such fly ball,'' said the other.
We realized that we could pull them apart by using virtual reality to create physically impossible fly ball trajectories.
No matter how obvious it may be who should catch a fly ball, that player must warn the other players away.
We knew exactly where every hole was even when we were chasing fly balls.
Also on a fly ball hit to the outfield on the right side of second base.
Unless they're staring up at a domed ceiling or a glaring sun, baseball outfielders at all levels of the game typically catch routine fly balls with ease.
Guerrero had trouble while tracking down a fly ball to his left.
This increased speed added 10 to 15 feet to a fly ball, says Di Tullio, which might translate into more home runs.
Aside from Cabrera's play on defense, the Angels received highlight plays from Garret Anderson on a shallow fly ball in the first inning, Robb Quinlan on a diving stop in the sixth and a sliding catch from Chone Figgins in right-center field.
FROM LITTLE LEAGUE to Big League, every outfielder is expected to be able to catch a fly ball and to throw it with reasonable swiftness and accuracy to the right base.
Sometimes the difference between a fly ball that's caught and a home run is a matter of inches.