foul ball

noun

Definition of foul ball

: a baseball batted into foul territory

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The actual exam revealed only a bruise on his ankle, the product of a foul ball in the first game's second inning. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Dodgers unleash the hits in doubleheader against Giants but manage to only come up with a split," 29 Apr. 2018 Taubin, according to the complaint, was in the area above home plate at a Red Sox home game in June 2014 when she was struck by a foul ball, which caused facial fractures and neurological damage. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Red Sox owner Henry testifies in foul ball civil suit," 2 June 2018 Jo McGinnis came in to run for Barnette and after two straight foul balls, Mikaelah Burkland got a piece of the ball and tripled to the right fielder sending McGinnis home. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Solid pitching, defense earn Lady Panthers state championship bid," 2 June 2018 An Atlanta Braves sideline reporter suffered a fractured eye socket Friday night after she was struck by a foul ball. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Braves reporter suffers fractured eye socket after getting hit by foul ball," 2 Apr. 2018 On the 13th pitch Margot saw and his eighth foul ball of the at-bat. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres notes: Margot's crucial out; Ross better than before; Texas ties," 27 June 2018 But Kremer will do more than retrieve bats and foul balls, and bring baseballs to the home plate umpire with his signature gusto and unbridled joy that evening. Carol Motsinger, Cincinnati.com, "Teddy Kremer won our hearts as the Reds bat boy. Soon, the Reds will honor him," 25 June 2018 Earlier in the game, Chambers failed to chase after a playable foul ball, which cost pitcher Ethan Roberts 12 pitches. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Run scores after missed pop-up hits Mets draft pick in the groin," 11 June 2018 As a Yankee, Fowler suffered a ruptured patellar tendon diving for a foul ball in the first inning of his M.L.B. debut last June, causing him to miss the rest of the 2017 season. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "Athletics Strike Quickly Against Sonny Gray and Cool Off the Yankees," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of foul ball

1860, in the meaning defined above

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