big fly

noun

Definition of big fly

baseball, informal
: home run Throughout the 1987 season, batters hit a big fly once every thirty-two at bats, a ridiculous increase over 1986, when batters homered once every thirty-seven at bats.— David Vincent et al., The Midsummer Classic: the Complete History of Baseball's All-Star Game, 2001

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Big fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20fly. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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