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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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.
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.
Since the best Motorola has done in the last year is foul tip a few pitches, I'm all for focusing on just getting the darn ball in play; the question is, will it happen?
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.
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.
Corporan was struck in the head by a foul tip in the Astros' 16-5 loss to Texas on Monday night.
Navarro left the game in the second inning after he was hit by a foul tip on the right wrist.
If the foul tip does somehow hit the hand, it will carom off the palm or the fingers, not hit straight on.