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

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Home plate umpires continue to rule on check swings, foul tips, catcher's interference and plays at the plate. Jacob Bogage,, "Baseball’s ‘robot umpires’ to debut in the Atlantic League and you may not notice the difference," 10 July 2019 Kevan Smith was out for a little more than two weeks after being hit in the face mask with a foul tip on May 21. Maria Torres,, "Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy sustains a concussion and a broken nose in plate collision," 8 July 2019 Pomeranz threw a curveball past Orlando Arcia for what should have been a third strike to start the inning, with Davies up next, but Emmel called it a foul tip. Henry Schulman,, "Giants lean on Drew Pomeranz, power to beat Brewers for third straight win," 14 June 2019 Ausmus also said catcher Kevan Smith, who has been on the concussion list since May 22 after taking a foul tip to the facemask, will be activated Friday. Maria Torres,, "Angels’ Justin Upton heads to rehab stint for first action since March," 6 June 2019 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,, "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,, "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

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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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15 Jul 2019

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The first known use of foul tip was in 1870

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