foul tip

noun

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

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Wil Myers grabbed at his left side after a foul tip in the fifth inning Saturday and exited with an oblique strain after a brief visit with Padres manager Andy Green and trainer Mark Rogow. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Wil Myers exits with left oblique strain," 28 Apr. 2018 Hoskins was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured jaw Thursday after taking a 95-mph foul tip off his face on May 28. Angel Guerrero, sacbee, "These nine Major League Baseball players have Sacramento-area roots," 2 June 2018 Hoskins was hit in the mouth by his own foul tip on Monday in Los Angeles. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "Rhys Hoskins could miss just 10 days with fractured jaw," 1 June 2018 Molina, 35, suffered a traumatic hematoma after a foul tip hit him in the eighth inning against the Cubs in St. Louis. Nicole Poell, USA TODAY, "Cardinals' Yadier Molina, injured on foul tip to groin, returns home after surgery," 7 May 2018 With runners on second and third, C.J. Cron popped out to shortstop, then Duffy struck out on a foul tip. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Matthew Boyd continues bounce-back season, stymies Rays," 2 May 2018 The Astros' three-hole hitter writhed in pain and held his left knee that absorbed a nasty foul tip. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros overcome bruises and blunders to beat Mariners," 20 Apr. 2018

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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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