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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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The Blue Eagles trailed 5-9 heading into the inning before rallying back with four runs to tie the game at 9-9 after Dino Altomonte's pop-fly sent Javi Macasaet to home plate.
That was the unforgettable year in which the Red Sox squandered a 14-game lead down the stretch, and then lost a one-and-done playoff game to the Bronx Bombers after light-hitting shortstop Bucky "Bleeping" Dent hit a pop-fly home run into the screen above the Green Monster at Fenway Park.
His only loss came via an unearned run that scored on a pop-fly single.
Desjardins stole second and scored when Fahey greeted reliever Cody Lyons with a pop-fly double to left.
Or there is a Destiny waiting to be fulfilled, like I am destined to catch Miller's pop-fly. Some scientists think traveling to the future is not too much different than traveling to Madrid or Paris.
With their laments serving as a Greek choral background, we see archival clips of the 1946 Series, when Slaughter scored the winning run with 2 out and the game tied in the eighth inning as Pesky inexplicably held on to the ball; the one-game playoff loss to the Yankees in 1978, when Bucky Dent hit the 2-out, 3-run, "pop-fly" homer into the screen of the left-field Green Monster; and, most infamous, the little grounder hit by Mookie Wilson that went between the legs of the hobbled Bill Buckner at first base and led to the Met victory in the tenth inning of the 6th game of the 1986 Series after the Red Sox were one strike from winning the championship.
If he is slower than the runner on first, the pop-fly stratagem will immediately go into effect.
On July 13, 1995, in a game against the Blue Jays, Mariners pitcher Jeff Nelson pulled off a triple play by allowing a pop-fly bunted ball to fall to the ground untouched.
Flynn led off with a pop-fly double to right, then Boyd and Jack Riley walked to load the bases with no outs.