foul ball


Definition of foul ball

: a baseball batted into foul territory

Examples of foul ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beavers rightfield made a great play on a Foster foul ball for the second out. Nubyjas Wilborn |, al, 13 June 2022 Brannigan hit a long foul ball over the left-field fence before squaring one up into the porches for back-to-back homers and a 4-3 lead. Mike Wilson, USA TODAY, 12 June 2022 Padres games are packed with glove-wearing kids, hoping to catch a foul ball. Abby Hamblin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2022 The final straw came during the Dodgers’ series against the Washington Nationals this week, when Muncy banged his elbow into a barrier trying to catch a foul ball and later landed on it while trying to make a diving play at third base. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2022 In the top of the 7th of the Reds' 7-5 win against the Cardinals, Votto's arms got tangled with those of a fan reaching for a foul ball. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 26 May 2022 Her defense behind her took care of the rest when Cydney Sanders caught a foul ball and Halle Harger made a leaping catch on a line drive from Murphy. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 21 May 2022 After being hit with the foul ball, Wingert was shown on camera giving a thumbs up while receiving medical attention in the dugout. CBS News, 20 May 2022 After one Sox fan interfered with a foul ball, and a second responded with a pepperoni projectile, one of Remy’s broadcast career highlights ensued., 15 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of foul ball

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foul ball was in 1855

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17 Jun 2022

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“Foul ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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