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 Molina came through after being hit in the groin by Jason Heyward’s foul tip in the fourth inning. Matt Carlson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Molina, Cardinals hold off fading Cubs again, 2-1," 20 Sep. 2019 After Longoria’s homer, Lauer ended the sixth with strikeouts of Stephen Vogt and Aramis Garcia on foul tips. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres enjoy their Sunday, as Ty France’s two homers lift them to series win over Giants," 1 Sep. 2019 Both foul tips and backswings have effects that can linger. Matthew Gutierrez, The Denver Post, "In MLB’s age of velocity, catchers — like Rockies’ Tony Wolters — are increasingly feeling the heat," 4 Sep. 2019 Verlander also reached 300 strikeouts in a single season for the first time, getting Calhoun on a foul tip in the sixth. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Astros’ Verlander becomes 18th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts," 28 Sep. 2019 The arbiter absorbed a Yuli Gurriel foul tip off his facemask in the fourth inning, but continued calling balls and strikes despite it. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Umpire Jeff Nelson's Game 3 exit causes unusual delay," 15 Oct. 2019 But after a visit from pitching coach Dana LaVangie, Porcello retired J.T. Realmuto on a fly ball to Benintendi in left, then struck out Corey Dickerson on a foul tip. Chad Finn,, "Rick Porcello struggles, Red Sox tumble again to Phillies," 21 Aug. 2019 The backup catcher was diagnosed with a mild concussion after being hit in the mask by a foul tip during Thursday's loss to the Chicago Cubs, and was sent home after meeting with the team's medical staff prior to Friday's game. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Manny Piña sidelined with mild concussion; Jacob Nottingham recalled from minor leagues," 6 Sep. 2019 A day after his liner forced Bumgarner out after two innings, Martinez slammed a foul tip off catcher Stephen Vogt’s left knee. Henry Schulman,, "Giants’ Bruce Bochy sets 2nd-half rotation, which assumes Madison Bumgarner is OK," 8 July 2019

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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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2 Jun 2020

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“Foul tip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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