long ball

noun

Definition of long ball

Examples of long ball in a Sentence

a pitcher who has given up a lot of long balls
Recent Examples on the Web And the sixth was the one Jones mentioned when asked about his successful day with the long ball. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "The deep ball is open for Mac Jones and he’s taking it," 6 Oct. 2020 Tampa muscled its way back into the series with the long ball. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rays overcome Stanton’s two homers, beat Yankees 7-5 to even ALDS," 6 Oct. 2020 But the long ball can go a long way with good pitching, and Trevor Bauer was so much better than good Wednesday night. John Fay, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati ride a Trevor Bauer gem, 3 homers to biggest win of the year," 24 Sep. 2020 Both stand about 5-11, run 4.40-second 40-yard dashes and have made historic plays via the long ball. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "What to actually expect from Odell Beckham Jr. in a Kevin Stefanski offense: Film Review," 24 Sep. 2020 Then defender Donny Toia sent a long ball to Rusnák, who dropped it off to Krielach for his goal. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, "RSL moves above playoff line in 2-0 win over L.A. Galaxy," 24 Sep. 2020 The long ball can make up for a lot of shortcomings. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 9, Royals 5: Nottingham's grand slam and Arcia's three-run shot flip the script," 18 Sep. 2020 Dunn allowed solo homers to Joey Gallo, whose eighth long ball of the season landed in the upper deck of right field at T-Mobile Park, and Leody Taveras. Tim Booth, Star Tribune, "Homers by Seager, Lewis lift Mariners past Rangers 4-3," 6 Sep. 2020 Balcer got her head on the end of a long ball, forcing Eckerstrom to make a lunging one-handed block. oregonlive, "Christine Sinclair hat trick, Rocky Rodriguez rocket lift Thorns over Reign in NWSL Fall Series," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of long ball

1938, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2020

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“Long ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20ball. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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