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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His 91-94-mph fastball, while not exactly expertly commanded, was also effective, jumping on hitters and causing plenty of lazy fly balls. Jon Meoli,, "Ramirez betrayed by 'pen, poor run support in strong debut in 5-1 loss to Red Sox; slide hits 7 games," 13 June 2018 The giant outfield area creates base hits out of ordinary fly balls. Kevin Acee,, "Richard, bullpen, timely hitting carry Padres to tense victory in Colorado," 9 Apr. 2018 If any of those fly balls get misplayed, Deer Park’s probably not looking at a 7-0 deficit. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Pinto Gold all-stars’ day begins with triple play, ends with elimination after 9-8 loss," 24 June 2018 Chapman followed with a soft fly ball to right field that Haniger couldn’t quite make a sliding grab on. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Mariners rally late, but A’s had already built too big of a lead to win 7-6," 13 Aug. 2018 Starting to get a little more comfortable as far as the reads on the fly balls and everything like that. Matthew Defranks,, "Brian Anderson shows off arm strength with rocket to third base on Saturday night," 13 May 2018 With Judge on base, Stanton hit an opposite-field fly ball that landed just inside the foul pole and a couple of rows beyond the 314-foot sign on the right-field wall, providing closer Aroldis Chapman with some breathing room. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "Yankees Display Their Flaws, but Still Beat the Braves," 3 July 2018 Senior first baseman Tyler Gulley's fly ball to center field would have ended the scare, but the ball was dropped and Kavanagh scored. Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "Eighth-ranked St. X beats Highlands, 10-6 for its eighth state title," 16 June 2018 What Gallo was to the fly ball last season, first baseman Eric Hosmer was to the ground ball. Tom Verducci,, "Countdown to Liftoff: How Joey Gallo and Josh Donaldson Embody Baseball's New Era," 21 Mar. 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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