pop fly

noun

Definition of pop fly 

: a high fly ball in baseball

Examples of pop fly in a Sentence

He hit a high pop fly to the second baseman.

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On the bright side, Deer Park’s lineup did a much, much better job at hitting ground balls and not pop flies like the boys did on Saturday. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Mustang all-stars lose Section title to Huntsville," 1 July 2018 The team dressed in baby blue, matching the cloudless sky, fielded ground balls and pop flies at the Oaks Christian Church baseball fields in San Marcos. Drake Hills, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pacific Ridge takes pride in coed lineup," 30 May 2018 But Derek Dietrich struck out swinging and Castro was retired on a pop fly. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Holaday delivers the big hit as Marlins defeat Brewers in 10 innings," 9 July 2018 On April 7, Bregman hit a shallow pop fly that San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer overran, which allowed the winning run to score. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, "Houston Astros get wild walk-off win against Oakland Athletics," 11 July 2018 César Hernández was credited with a hit when his pop fly to shallow center caromed out of the glove of Arcía, who usually makes such plays. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 12, Phillies 3: Ji-Man Choi's pinch grand slam turns game in Brewers' favor," 9 June 2018 Margot followed with a pop fly in foul territory caught by Rangers first baseman Jurickson Profar. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres notes: Margot's crucial out; Ross better than before; Texas ties," 27 June 2018 Panik dropped the ball on Starlin Castro's pop fly along the right field line for a two-base error. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Stubborn Marlins run out of gas in the 16th, lose to Giants," 14 June 2018 Returning to the baseball field at all this summer seemed impossible on May 4, when Payette High’s starting second baseman sprinted for a pop fly in shallow right field. Michael Lycklama, idahostatesman, "‘A miracle.’ Payette baseball player back on field a month after fracturing his skull," 9 June 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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pop fly

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pop fly

baseball : a very high fly ball that does not go very far

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