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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Miguel Andujar lifted a foul fly ball to right that Rickard made a diving play on before Schoop made contact with him. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles beat Yankees, 6-5, on Schoop's walk-off single in ninth after Machado's multi-homer night," 10 July 2018 Schwartz stole second, and Martinez followed with a fly ball to deep center, deep enough for Schwartz to tag up and advance to third. Matt Szabo,, "CdM seniors enjoy Ryan Lemmon Showcase despite loss," 10 June 2018 With Jorge Soler on second and Whit Merrifield on third and one out, Salvador Perez hit a fly ball near the triangle in center. Ken Powtak,, "Mookie Betts Hits Three Homers; Red Sox Beat Royals, 5-4," 2 May 2018 With Googins off the field and out of the dugout following the ejection, Witherspoon hit a towering fly ball that caught at the warning track near the fence in right. Christopher Dabe,, "Cincinnati baseball coach ejected after disputed call against Tulane: 'It's not football'," 25 Mar. 2018 To improve his versatility this offseason, he’s been shagging fly balls in the outfield. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "MLB's 100 Names You Need to Know for 2018," 7 Feb. 2018 But a career-high home run/fly ball rate of 15.7 percent has made it so there's been plenty of damage. Jon Meoli,, "Only homers are hurting Dylan Bundy as Orioles starter rolls on," 17 June 2018 North Attleborough hitters had just two fly balls over the whole game, struggling to make solid contact. Dan Shulman,, "Erin Barry lifts Braintree to narrow win over North Attleborough," 9 June 2018 After two deep fly balls by Votto and Scott Schebler, Suarez walked. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Cincinnati Reds lose to Brewers 7-6 on a night when Adam Duvall may have tried to do too much," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of fly ball

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fly ball was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of fly ball

baseball : a baseball that is hit high into the air

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