foul ball

noun

Definition of foul ball 

: a baseball batted into foul territory

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His next pitch was way high and, after a foul ball, Grenier sent a drive into left field to score Clayton. Eric Olson, Houston Chronicle, "Oregon State forces Game 3 at College World Series; Arkansas laments blown chance," 28 June 2018 His next pitch was way high and, after a foul ball, Grenier sent a drive into left field to score Clayton. Eric Olson, chicagotribune.com, "Oregon St. wins 5-3 to force Game 3 in College World Series finals; Hogs crying over foul," 27 June 2018 Shapiro, who was just outside of the Lightning dugout when he was hit with the line drive foul ball, received medical attention but coached the remainder of the game. Steve Evans, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Bradshaw, Western pound host Cypress Bay in softball regional semi," 9 May 2018 Salvy removed: Royals catcher Salvador Perez was removed from the game in the ninth after getting hit in the right arm by a foul ball. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Adalberto Mondesi sparks offense as Royals score five runs in an inning, beat Brewers," 27 June 2018 Boston Red Sox owner John Henry took the stand in Suffolk Superior Court Friday in a civil suit brought by a Brookline woman who was injured by a foul ball at Fenway Park in 2014, according to a report. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Red Sox owner Henry testifies in foul ball civil suit," 2 June 2018 Abel was nothing short of spectacular against an Arkansas team still reeling from the foul ball fiasco in the ninth inning Wednesday night that cost it the title and gave new life to the Beavers. Eric Olson, chicagotribune.com, "Oregon State wins College World Series with 5-0 victory over Arkansas in Game 3," 28 June 2018 Observe: During Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros, Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Koch lined a foul ball off the netting above his team’s dugout along the third-base side. Ted Berg, For The Win, "D-backs outfielder declares himself a 'ninja' after slick barehanded play on foul ball," 7 May 2018 The intent of the netting is to protect fans from low-flying foul balls and bats. Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com, "Baby Cakes welcome extended netting to far ends of dugouts for 2018," 4 Apr. 2018

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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