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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KEIZER - Reliever Wyatt Short induced a fly ball out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to preserve a 6-4 Emeralds victory in a Northwest League game at Volcanoes Stadium on Friday night.
On Friday night in Texas, Darvish set down the first 20 Red Sox batters before David Ortiz lifted a high fly ball to right field with two outs in the seventh inning.
Faced with a fly ball soaring deep into center field during the 1954 World Series,
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): New research conducted at Brown University has tried to explain how a baseball outfielder manages to run to the right place at the right time to catch a fly ball.
He defines a home run to be a fly ball that has a height of at least 9 feet at a distance of 380 feet from home plate.
It is easier for an outfielder to come forward to catch a fly ball than for an infielder to go back.
Such was the case on July 2 at Shea Stadium when Marlins' first baseman Carlos Delgado allowed a fly ball to drop untouched to create a double play in a game against the Mets.
An ordinary player's fly ball would be a home run for McGwire,' Adair says.
streaks toward a fly ball hit by a batter on an opposing team, he does not know precisely where the horsehide will land.
Hank Aaron was always in the batter's box trying to knock Milwaukee one run ahead of San Francisco's Willie Mays playing in the center of Candlestick Park chasing down every fly ball.
If you disagree, then this book will seem like a long fly ball that lands just outside the foul pole: impressive, but no score.
Pet look-a-like contests, fly ball and behavior training demonstrations highlight Humane Society Silicon Valley's (HSSV) 4th Annual Walk 'N Wag Walk-A-Thon.