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pop fly

n. Baseball
A short high fly ball. Also called pop-up.

pop′ fly′


n.
(in baseball) a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground. Also called pop-up.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pop fly - a short high fly ball
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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Cristian Inoa hit a pop fly to second baseman Jared Young that scored Terry to put the Indians up 3-0.
During that game, Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon caught a pop fly and tossed the ball into the stands, thinking there were three outs.
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The Red Sox loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh when Odorizzi walked three consecutive batters, but the right-hander worked out of trouble by getting a pop fly from Xander Bogaerts.
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In the seventh, Brower yielded a leadoff single to Avondre Bollar, but struck out Peter McAfee and Thompson, then retired Hayden Cronenbold on an easy pop fly to Michael Dennis at first.
Lee also played superb defence, making a behind-the-back stab of Robinson Cano's grounder up the middle, and nonchalantly making a basket catch off a pop fly from Johnny Damon.
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