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اصطلاحات کاربردی در بیسبال

 

نوع مطلب :Slang & Idioms ،

نوشته شده توسط:Kevin

سلام. در این پست اصطلاحاتی  که در بیسبال به کار برده میشن رو براتون گذاشتم.

ace
A team's best starting pitcher.

alley
The section of the outfield between the outfielders. Also "gap."

around the horn
A double play going from third base to second to first.

backdoor slider
A pitch that appears to be out of the strike zone, but then breaks back over the plate.

bag
A base.

Baltimore chop
A ground ball that hits in front of home plate (or off of it) and takes a large hop over the infielder's head.

bandbox
A small ballpark that favors hitters.

bang-bang play
A play in which the baserunner hits the bag a split-second before the ball arrives or vice versa.

basket catch
When a fielder catches a ball with his glove near belt level.

Bronx cheer
When the crowd boos.

brushback
A pitch that nearly hits a batter.

bush
Also "bush league." An amateur play or behavior.

can of corn
An easy catch by a fielder

 

caught looking
When a batter is called out on strikes.

cellar
Last place. Also "basement."

cheese
Also "good cheese." Refers to a good fastball.

chin music
A pitch that is high and inside.

circus catch
An outstanding catch by a fielder.

closer
A team's relief pitcher who finishes the game.

cutter
A cut fastball (one with a late break to it).

cycle
When a batter hits a single, double, triple and home run in the same game.

dinger
A home run.

dish
Home plate.

fireman
A team's closer or late-inning relief pitcher.

fungo
A ball hit to a fielder during practice. It's usually hit by a coach using a "fungo bat," which is longer and thinner than a normal bat.

gap
See "alley." A ball hit here is a "gapper."

gopher ball
A pitch hit for a home run, as in "go for."

heat
A good fastball. Also "heater."

high and tight
Referring to a pitch that's up in the strike zone and inside on a hitter. Also known as "up and in."

hill
Pitcher's mound.

homer
A home run. Other terms include: blast, dinger, dong, four-bagger, four-base knock, moon shot, tape-measure blast and tater.

hot corner
Third base.

in the hole
The batter after the on-deck hitter.

jam
When a hitter gets a pitch near his hands, he is "jammed." Also when a pitcher gets himself in trouble, he is in a "jam."

leather
Refers to how good a player plays defensively or handles the glove. Ex: "He flashed some leather on that play."

meatball
An easy pitch to hit, usually right down the middle of the plate.

Mendoza line
A batting average of around .200.

moon shot
A very long, high home run.

nail down
As in "nail down a victory." Refers to a relief pitcher finishing off the game.

on the screws
When a batter hits the ball hard. Also "on the button."

painting the black
When a pitcher throws the ball over the edge of the plate.

pea
A ball traveling at high speed, either batted or thrown.

pepper
Pepper is a common pre-game exercise where one player bunts brisk grounders and line drives to a group of fielders who are standing about 20 feet away. The fielders try to throw it back as quickly as possible. The batter hits the return throw. (Some ballparks ban pepper games because wild pitches could land in the stands and injure spectators).

pick
A good defensive play by an infielder on a ground ball. Also a shortened version of "pick-off."

pickle
A rundown.

punchout
A strikeout.

rhubarb
A fight or scuffle.

ribbie
Another way of saying RBI. Also "ribeye."

rope
A hard line drive hit by a batter. Also "frozen rope."

rubber game
The deciding game of a series.

run-down
When a baserunner gets caught between bases by the fielders.

Ruthian
With great power.

seeing-eye single
A soft ground ball that finds its way between infielders for a base hit.

set-up man
A relief pitcher who usually enters the game in the 7th or 8th inning

shoestring catch
A running catch made just above the fielder's shoetops.

southpaw
A left-handed pitcher.

sweet spot
The part of the bat just a few inches from the barrel.

table setter
Batter whose job is to get on base for other hitters to drive him in. Usually a leadoff or No. 2 hitter.

tape-measure blast
An extremely long home run.

tater
A home run.

Texas Leaguer
A bloop hit that drops between an infielder and outfielder.

tools of ignorance
Catcher's equipment.

touch 'em all
Hitting a home run (touching all the bases).

twin killing
A double play.

Uncle Charlie
Curve ball.

utility player
A player who fills in at many positions.

wheelhouse
A hitter's power zone. Usually a pitch waist-high and over the heart of the plate.

wheels
A ballplayer's legs.

whiff
Strikeout.

yakker
Curve ball

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