foul ball


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foul ball

n. Baseball
A batted ball that touches the ground outside of fair territory.

foul′ ball′


n.
a baseball hit outside the foul lines.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 fieldfoul 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
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!"
foul - an act that violates the rules of a sport
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
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When San Francisco Giants batter Marvin Benard sent it sailing into the upper deck and into my hands--to this day the only foul ball I've ever caught at a Major League Baseball game--it didn't just connect me with those players or that game, but with my heroes who had taken that same field during my formative years, like Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, and Manny Trillo.
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(80) A foul ball went off a bat and proceeded through a large hole in the mesh fencing, hitting the plaintiff in the face and breaking his nose.
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