fly ball


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Examples of fly ball in a Sentence

He hit a long fly ball to left field.

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In addition to the 12 strikeouts, the Reds hit only one ball over 91 mph, a Freddy Galvis fly ball to center at 100.2 mph that Ketel Marte tracked down in the second inning. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Alex Young throws gem; Diamondbacks pull closer in wild card race in shutout win over Reds," 7 Sep. 2019 This time, instead of giving up a homer or dropping an easy fly ball or striking out at the plate with the game on the line, Charlie Brown balks in the winning run. Bruce Handy, The Atlantic, "The Peanuts Characters Aren’t Ordinary Kids," 29 Aug. 2019 Garcia hit a two-out single to center, then scored when Peraza dropped a fly ball on the warning track for an error. Bobby Nightengale,, "Trevor Bauer strikes out 11; Cincinnati Reds' mistakes add up in loss to San Diego Padres," 19 Aug. 2019 The duo met in the clubhouse, played catch, shagged fly balls, tossed souvenirs over the Green Monster, the famous wall at Fenway Park, and Henry, draped in an oversized Orioles T-shirt, even got a chance to talk during the Orioles pregame show. Fox News, "MLB's Chris Davis connects with young fan who helped end player's record hitless streak," 19 Aug. 2019 Carlos Correa walked and, with two outs, Martin Maldonado lofted a high and deep fly ball toward the left field foul pole. Jeff Faraudo, The Mercury News, "Athletics beat Astros for third straight time, positioned for series sweep," 17 Aug. 2019 Andrew Fregia then lifted a fly ball to medium depth center field. Randy Mcroberts,, "IronBirds slip to 5-7 with 10-inning loss," 27 June 2019 Mike Moustakas followed Grandal by banging a double off the wall in right, and Hernán Pérez lifted a routine fly ball to right-center that the normally sure-handed Pillar simply missed. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giants 8, Brewers 7: Pitchers spring too many links in dispiriting loss," 15 June 2019 Adeiny Hechavarria lifted a fly ball 405 feet away to center field. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Rare rough showing from Astros results in loss to Rays," 29 June 2018

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fly ball was in 1865

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baseball : a baseball that is hit high into the air

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