foul ball

noun

Definition of foul ball

: a baseball batted into foul territory

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A week ago, a 4-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was struck in the head by a foul ball at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc column: MLB netting issue isn’t a simple one," 5 June 2019 Manfred's comments on Tuesday came less than a week after a young child was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized in Houston. Tim Booth, courant.com, "Manfred doesn’t expect protective nets to change in season," 5 June 2019 Fans were being injured by foul balls at a greater rate than ever before. Bob Ford, https://www.inquirer.com, "Baseball netting must increase as attention spans decrease | Bob Ford," 4 June 2019 He was shaken up by a foul ball Friday, but stayed in the game. Ken Powtak, The Seattle Times, "Chavis homers, Red Sox snap Astros’ 10-game win streak," 20 May 2019 Abel was nothing short of spectacular against an Arkansas team still reeling from a foul ball fiasco in the ninth inning Wednesday night that cost it the title and gave new life to the Beavers. Eric Olson, BostonGlobe.com, "Oregon State beats Arkansas to win College World Series," 29 June 2018 And after Conforto launched a splitter for a long foul ball down the right-field line with the tying run on first base Friday night, Neris threw back-to-back fastballs, the second of which was hit for the go-ahead homer. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Hector Neris blows another save as Phillies fall to Mets," 11 May 2018 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera smacked a foul ball in the seventh inning that hit Wingert. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Braves reporter suffers fractured eye socket after getting hit by foul ball," 2 Apr. 2018 The foul ball hit Kelsey Wingert, an LSU graduate and Braves reporter for Fox Sports South, during the seventh inning of a game between the Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com, "Braves sideline reporter fractures eye socket after being hit by foul ball," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of foul ball

1860, in the meaning defined above

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