fly ball

noun

Examples of fly ball in a Sentence

He hit a long fly ball to left field.
Recent Examples on the Web In the eighth, Ohtani just missed squaring up a 96-mph fastball that reliever Caleb Ferguson left over the plate and sent a medium-depth fly ball into left fielder Alex Verdugo’s glove. Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News, 8 June 2024 Right fielder Izzy Mulhall made a great catch of a Tai Byrd fly ball in the eighth inning. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 8 June 2024 Neto then hit a fly ball to deep center, and Guillorme followed with another to drive in the run. Closer Carlos Estévez, who has struggled this season, then worked a perfect ninth to pick up the save. Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register, 3 June 2024 Mookie Betts opened the bottom of the first with a 354-foot fly ball that carried over the short wall in left field for his ninth home run of the season and first in 50 at-bats dating back to May 17. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for fly ball 

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fly ball was in 1865

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“Fly ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20ball. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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