foul tip


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foul tip

n. Baseball
A pitched ball that is deflected slightly off the bat toward the catcher.

foul′ tip′


n.
a pitched baseball that glances off the bat into foul territory, usu. near the catcher.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Cubs catcher Taylor Davis, a longtime minor leaguer who debuted with the Cubs last September, has been shut down the past week because of a concussion suffered when hit by a foul tip during live batting practice last week.
One foul tip off the mask, and that would be it for me,'' Holt said Tuesday night after once more leading Boston to a victory, 2-1 over the Twins.
It was the first time a catcher had dared to don the protective gear in open view, and the crowd's reaction came as quickly as a foul tip and just as nasty.
The only hit he allowed to that point was a bloop single in the third inning by opposing pitcher Justin Germano, whom he would have struck out earlier in the at-bat if catcher Russell Martin could have held onto a two-strike foul tip.
Two innings after drilling his first career grand slam - on July 14 - a foul tip bounced before connecting with Canham's testicles.
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Problem: By definition, a foul tip is a ball that glances off the bat and goes directly into the catcher's mitt; so it cannot hit the umpire.
He knows that if his bat is off, even a fraction of an inch, it can mean a foul tip out to the catcher instead of a line drive single to left.
Umpire admits he missed controversial foul tip call in Game 4
Therefore, because Molina caught the foul tip on strike three, Votto should be called out.
He broke his right hand April 26 when hit by a foul tip off the bat of Toronto's Rajai Davis and then was suspended for 50 games on Aug.
He was called up earlier in the day to replace Dioner Navarro, who suffered a badly bruised bone in his right arm off a foul tip against the Padres.