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pop fly

n. Baseball
A short high fly ball. Also called pop-up.

pop′ fly′


n.
(in baseball) a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground. Also called pop-up.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pop fly - a short high fly ball
fly ball, fly - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
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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I thought it was a pop fly, honestly," Johnson said, describing his reaction as he rounded the bases after the first home run of his life.
The Red Sox loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh when Odorizzi walked three consecutive batters, but the right-hander worked out of trouble by getting a pop fly from Xander Bogaerts.
All the Cardinals secondary had to do Sunday was play centerfield and wait for Sanchez's pop fly.
In the seventh, Brower yielded a leadoff single to Avondre Bollar, but struck out Peter McAfee and Thompson, then retired Hayden Cronenbold on an easy pop fly to Michael Dennis at first.
Lee also played superb defence, making a behind-the-back stab of Robinson Cano's grounder up the middle, and nonchalantly making a basket catch off a pop fly from Johnny Damon.
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HE LOOKS UP TO STUDY THE TRAJECTORY OF THE POP FLY.
Submitting nominations is as easy as catching an infield pop fly.
Unless a tricky wind condition exists or the pop fly has considerable spin on the ball, this tactic should be considered automatic.
Oh, but that day when we first understood the sheer joy of catching (and holding on to) a pop fly or connecting solidly with a no-so-perfect pitch or rising and rising, as if in slo-mo, into the air and snagging that pass--that was a transformation day.
Club fans across town at Wrigley Field often delight at the havoc caused by Chicago winds, which can turn a pop fly into a home run and vice versa.
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