long ball


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Examples of long ball in a Sentence

a pitcher who has given up a lot of long balls
Recent Examples on the Web Gil lofted a long ball to the edge of the penalty area, the ball holding up on the artificial surface, Bou then lobbing the shot from about 15 yards. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Madison QB Reggie Johnson played long ball, completing 7 of 9 passes for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Sep. 2021 Defender Dario Zuparic hit a long ball from one end to the other, finding Asprilla in the box. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, 25 Sep. 2021 For the second time in as many days, Castro played long ball. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 3 Sep. 2021 The Timbers’ best chance of the first half came in the 32nd minute off a long ball to Felipe Mora. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, 3 Oct. 2021 Hergott launched a long ball to Holladay, who made a fingertip grab in the end zone. James Weber, The Enquirer, 2 Oct. 2021 Tacoma's Samuel Adeniran leveled the game off a long ball up the left flank. Arizona Republic, The Arizona Republic, 25 Sep. 2021 On his second pass of the game, Stafford faked a handoff, rolled left, flipped his hips and unleashed a laser-like long ball to Van Jefferson who had split a pair of defenders down the right side. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of long ball

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long ball was in 1938

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19 Oct 2021

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“Long ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20ball. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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