fly ball


Definition of fly ball 

Examples of fly ball in a Sentence

He hit a long fly ball to left field.

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Following Mike Zunino’s leadoff double to start the bottom of the seventh, Dee Gordon pulled a fly ball to right field that bounced off the top of the wall and over for his fourth homer of the season. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "It’s a celebration at Safeco Field, but visiting A’s enjoy all the fun of making playoffs," 24 Sep. 2018 Routines were helpful: An outfielder who dropped a fly ball might take off his glove while venting his anger and humiliation. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Ken Ravizza Pioneered Art of Coaching Athletes, Others on Thinking Skills," 10 Aug. 2018 Trivino came in and got Manuel Margot to hit a fly ball out to center before intentionally walking Hosmer and loading the bases on a walk to Wil Myers. Kevin Acee,, "Luis Perdomo makes promising start, but A's sweep Padres," 4 July 2018 That brought up Gennett, who sent a fly ball to left that Thames both misread and lost in the sun. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shortened roster comes back to bite Brewers in the end," 30 June 2018 Machado nearly tied the game on the final at-bat hitting a fly ball that was caught on the warning track by Lewis Brinson. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto hits two home runs, continues to make case for an All-Star nod," 16 June 2018 And for the second straight day, the senior DH hit crushed a fly ball tantalizingly toward the outfield wall and glory. Brett Friedlander,, "Stetson ends best season in school history with loss to UNC at Chapel Hill Super Regional," 9 June 2018 Tyler White ended the inning with a deep fly ball to center. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "James Paxton back to his dominant form, leading Mariners to a 2-0 victory over the Astros," 30 July 2018 Earlier this season, at Great American Ball Park, Carpenter hit a deep fly ball to center field and Hamilton jumped next to the fence to make a grab. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton has taken 2 or 3 potential homers away from Matt Carpenter," 14 July 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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