Texas leaguer

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Texas leaguer

n. Baseball
A fly ball that drops between an infielder and an outfielder for a hit.

[After the Texas League, , a baseball minor league.]
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Tex′as lea`guer

a pop fly in baseball that falls safely between converging infielders and outfielders.
[1900–05, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Texas leaguer - (baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder
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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"If you're gonna get by," Wile adds, "you gotta out-think 'em, cross 'em up, give 'em what they don't expect." (According to the Chicago Tribune, the real-life Wile was "Jockie Tate, a former Texas leaguer, who always had a blank contract handy in case something good suddenly turned up." (7))
Minnesota scrapped until its last out, putting a pair of runners on base before pinch-hitter Madie Eckstrom lofted a Texas leaguer behind first base.
Brian Mariani then sent a Texas leaguer to center field driving in Carroll.
Years ago, a soft fly that fell in front of the outfielders was a Texas Leaguer. Then it was a Dying Quail.

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