Baltimore chop


: a batted ball in baseball that usually bounces too high for an infielder to make a putout at first base

Word History


so called from its perfection by the Baltimore baseball team of the 1890s

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baltimore chop was in 1905

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“Baltimore chop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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