foul tip


Definition of foul tip

: a pitched ball in baseball that is slightly deflected by the bat specifically : a tipped pitch legally caught by the catcher and counting as a full strike with the ball remaining in play

Examples of foul tip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 38-year-old Molina was hit by a foul tip during St. Louis’ season-high fourth straight loss, 5-2 to Cincinnati. Creg Stephenson |, al, 6 June 2021 The 38-year-old Molina, a nine-time All-Star catcher, and nine-time Gold Glove winner, took a foul tip off the bat of Kyle Farmer off his left knee in the fourth inning, Molina initially stayed in the game but appeared to be limping., 5 June 2021 Twins catcher Mitch Garver went to the hospital after leaving the game with a groin contusion following a first-inning foul tip. Noah Trister, ajc, 2 June 2021 After allowing a single, Skubal struck out Mitch Haniger on three pitches, utilizing a changeup to get a foul tip and finish him off. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, 20 May 2021 Kelly took a foul tip off his toe in the first inning on May 13. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 24 May 2021 Turnbull delivered the eighth no-hitter in Detroit Tigers' history, striking out Mitch Haniger on a foul tip to complete the feat. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, 19 May 2021 In the fourth, a Bregman foul tip appeared to glance off Murphy’s glove and catch him near the left ear. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2021 Stassi has a left thumb sprain after getting hit by a foul tip Monday night. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of foul tip

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foul tip

foul entry 1 + tip (tap)

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The first known use of foul tip was in 1870

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9 Jun 2021

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“Foul tip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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