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|Noun||1.||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!"|
hit - (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
misplay, error - (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
fastball, heater, hummer, bullet, smoke - (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke"
batting - (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
fielding - (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
catching - (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
pitching - (baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team
base on balls, pass, walk - (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
fair ball - (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
foul ball - (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
bunt - (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
blast - a very long fly ball
out - (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; "you only get 3 outs per inning"
force out, force play, force-out, force - a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
putout - an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout); "the first baseman made 15 putouts"
strikeout - an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes
sacrifice - (baseball) an out that advances the base runners
base hit, safety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
line drive, liner - (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter; "the batter hit a liner to the shortstop"
shoestring catch - (baseball) a running catch made near the ground
tag - (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
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
at-bat, bat - (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; "he was at bat when it happened"; "he got four hits in four at-bats"
ball - the game of baseball
professional baseball - playing baseball for money
hardball - baseball as distinguished from softball
perfect game - a game in which a pitcher does not allow any opposing player to reach base
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
rounders - an English ball game similar to baseball
stickball, stickball game - a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
assist - (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
baseball play - (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team