fly ball

noun

Definition of fly ball

Examples of fly ball in a Sentence

He hit a long fly ball to left field.
Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, Renfroe came in for a diving catch on a sinking fly ball for a crucial second out in the eighth. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Another Altuve error opens floodgates in Tampa Bay’s 5-2 win over Houston in Game 3 of ALCS," 13 Oct. 2020 Eloy Jimenez couldn't flag down a Yelich fly ball to the corner in the fifth inning of a Brewers 8-3 win. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These were among the 11 biggest highlights for Milwaukee in a strange 2020 MLB season," 28 Sep. 2020 His line-drive rate fell from 25.6 percent to 17.2 percent and his fly ball rate went from 47 percent to 55 percent. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Rangers wrap-up: 5 offseason questions to answer, free agents to keep in mind and MLB draft prospects to know," 24 Sep. 2020 Glasnow walked Aaron Hicks to open the sixth and Diego Castillo came on and struck out 2020 home run leader Luke Voit and Stanton on three pitches each before retiring Gio Urshela on a fly ball. Bernie Wilson, orlandosentinel.com, "Rays hit 4 homers, even series with win over Yankees," 7 Oct. 2020 Tris Speaker and Charlie Jamieson nearly collided in the fourth inning racing after a fly ball from Pete Kilduff, but player-manager Speaker made a spectacular grab. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Robins blank Indians to tie World Series: 1920 Game 2," 6 Oct. 2020 On his 30th pitch of the first inning, Skubal threw a 96 mph fastball to McCann, who hit a long fly ball to center field, which JaCoby Jones caught on the warning track. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Making sense of Tarik Skubal's rocky debut with Detroit Tigers," 20 Aug. 2020 Springer's first of the day was an inside-the-park homer off Taylor Widener in the sixth inning on a fly ball to center field that bounced off the wall, over the head of a leaping Daulton Varsho. Jordan Godwin, Star Tribune, "Springer hits inside-the-park HR, Astros top D-backs 3-2," 20 Sep. 2020 Springer’s first of the day was an inside-the-park homer off Taylor Widener in the sixth inning on a fly ball to center field that bounced off the wall, over the head of a leaping Daulton Varsho. Jordan Godwin, Houston Chronicle, "George Springer hits inside-the-park HR, Astros top Diamondbacks," 20 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of fly ball

1865, in the meaning defined above

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23 Oct 2020

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“Fly ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20ball. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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fly ball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fly ball

baseball : a baseball that is hit high into the air

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