foul tip


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foul tip

n. Baseball
A pitched ball that is deflected slightly off the bat toward the catcher.

foul′ tip′


n.
a pitched baseball that glances off the bat into foul territory, usu. near the catcher.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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A foul tip off the mask sidelined San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey on the concussion list earlier this season, mark for his second such stint since 2017.
"One foul tip off the mask, and that would be it for me,'' Holt said Tuesday night after once more leading Boston to a victory, 2-1 over the Twins.
It was the first time a catcher had dared to don the protective gear in open view, and the crowd's reaction came as quickly as a foul tip and just as nasty.
Two innings after drilling his first career grand slam - on July 14 - a foul tip bounced before connecting with Canham's testicles.
A sand and water mix will foul tip transmissions, gearboxes, and electrical connectors.
FOUL TIP. Problem: By definition, a foul tip is a ball that glances off the bat and goes directly into the catcher's mitt; so it cannot hit the umpire.
He knows that if his bat is off, even a fraction of an inch, it can mean a foul tip out to the catcher instead of a line drive single to left.
Sometime during the later innings of the game he was struck on the mask by a foul tip. (At the time umpires wore bar masks, which had no "give" like today's wire masks.) Drummond finished the game, but was later taken to Mercy Hospital, where he lost consciousness for more than a week.
(7.) Bellamy and Walker, "Foul Tip or Strike Three?"; Harvey Berkowitz and Stephen Zipay, "Madison Avenue Going to Bat for Baseball," Newsday, March 7, 1996, sec.
Miller has joined one-upman Newt Gingrich in calling for "two strikes, you're out." Soon it will be "one foul tip, you're gone."
Molina is expected to miss at least four weeks after being hit in the groin by a foul tip on Saturday, and Leone is out after leaving Friday's game with upper arm nerve irritation.
But Carlson made the proper call because the foul tip first struck Contreras' mitt.