baseball words 90 words

Basic vocabulary of the game.
  1. at-bat
    (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
  2. balk
    refuse to comply
  3. base hit
    (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
  4. base on balls
    (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
  5. baseball card
    a trading card with a picture of a baseball player and information about his playing record
  6. baseball club
    a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
  7. baseball diamond
    the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
  8. baseball field
    the baseball playing field
  9. 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
  10. baseball manager
    a coach of baseball players
  11. baseball play
    (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
  12. baseball player
    an athlete who plays baseball
  13. baseball team
    a team that plays baseball
  14. batter
    strike violently and repeatedly
  15. batting average
    (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat
  16. batting order
    (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
  17. breaking ball
    a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
  18. bunt
    (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  19. catcher
    the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
  20. center field
    the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
  21. center fielder
    the person who plays center field
  22. designated hitter
    a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher
  23. double play
    the act of getting two players out on one play
  24. doubleheader
    two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)
  25. earned run
    a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team
  26. earned run average
    (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
  27. ERA
    (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
  28. extra innings
    overtime play until one team is ahead at the end of an inning; e.g. baseball
  29. 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
  30. farm club
    a minor-league team that is owned by a major-league team (especially in baseball)
  31. fielder
    a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat
  32. fielding average
    (baseball) a measure of a fielder's performance; the number of assists and putouts divided by the number of chances
  33. first base
    the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
  34. first baseman
    (baseball) the person who plays first base
  35. fly ball
    (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  36. force play
    a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
  37. force-out
    a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
  38. 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 field
  39. foul line
    a line from which basketball players take penalty shots
  40. foul out
    baseball: hit a ball such that it is caught from an out in foul territory
  41. grand slam
    winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge
  42. ground ball
    (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
  43. ground rule
    (baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds
  44. grounder
    (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
  45. home plate
    (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
  46. home run
    a base hit on which the batter scores a run
  47. infield
    the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
  48. infielder
    (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
  49. inning
    (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
  50. left fielder
    the person who plays left field
  51. left-handed pitcher
    a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
  52. line drive
    (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
  53. little league
    a commercially sponsored baseball league for players between 8 and 12 years of age
  54. major league
    the most important league in any sport (especially baseball)
  55. major-league team
    a team that plays in a major league
  56. majors
    the most important league in any sport (especially baseball)
  57. minor league
    a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
  58. minor-league club
    a team that plays in a minor league
  59. minor-league team
    a team that plays in a minor league
  60. off-speed pitch
    a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball
  61. on base
    on first or second or third base
  62. outfield
    the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
  63. outfielder
    (baseball) a person who plays in the outfield
  64. passed ball
    a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base
  65. pinch hitter
    (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
  66. pitcher
    (baseball) the person who does the pitching
  67. pitching change
    replacing a pitcher in baseball
  68. putout
    an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)
  69. rbi
    a run that is the result of the batter's performance
  70. relief pitcher
    a pitcher who does not start the game
  71. right fielder
    the person who plays right field
  72. right-handed pitcher
    (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
  73. run batted in
    a run that is the result of the batter's performance
  74. sacrifice fly
    a sacrifice made by hitting a long fly ball
  75. scorecard
    (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)
  76. second base
    the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball
  77. second baseman
    (baseball) the person who plays second base
  78. shortstop
    the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
  79. shutout
    a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
  80. slugger
    a boxer noted for an ability to deliver hard punches
  81. squeeze play
    a baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch
  82. starting pitcher
    (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
  83. strike zone
    (baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike
  84. strikeout
    an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes
  85. third base
    the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
  86. third baseman
    (baseball) the person who plays third base
  87. triple play
    the act of getting three players out on one play
  88. two-base hit
    a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
  89. wild pitch
    an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base
  90. World Series
    series that constitutes the playoff for the baseball championship