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fly ball

n. Baseball
A ball that is batted in a high arc, usually to the outfield.
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fly′ ball′



n.
a baseball batted high into the air.
[1860–65, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fly ball - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the airfly ball - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
blast - a very long fly ball
pop fly, pop-fly, pop-up - a short high fly ball
line drive, liner - (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter; "the batter hit a liner to the shortstop"
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
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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Luck, maybe, and some well-placed fly balls. "I think we came out with good energy," manager John Farrell said.
"He was just a great example for me and he was always someone that supported me in everything that I did, to come home at night and to bring me out and hit me ground balls and fly balls. I loved baseball growing up and to have a chance to go to 49 games on the weekend with him and my mom and throw the ball in the parking lot at the games," the Patriots player explained.
"It obviously got a little crazy there with some fly balls in the end," Eugene manager Gary Van Tol said.
He was a little wilder than normal on Saturday, giving up four walks, and had to work a little harder because of two miscues on short fly balls by Jonny Gomes and Brock Holt.
But they contrast with studies of fielders, who primarily track fly balls to the point where it will land, but move both their eyes and head when attempting to catch the ball.
In trying to keep this as simple as possible, BABIP is often influenced by the proportion of ground balls, line drives and fly balls a player hits.
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New research from Brown University of Providence, R.I., supports a long-standing theory about how outfielders catch fly balls. The researchers concluded that prediction has little to do with the catch.
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