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.
Recent Examples on the Web That's because Jake Burger's one-out pop fly to center field was lost in the lights by Daz Cameron, resulting in a double to put runners at second and third. Andrew Hammond, Detroit Free Press, 5 Aug. 2021 That's because Jake Burger's one-out pop fly to center field was lost in the lights by Daz Cameron, resulting in a double to put runners at second and third. Andrew Hammond, Detroit Free Press, 5 Aug. 2021 The madness continued in the Pirates second when Erik González led off with a replica of Evans’ opposite-field pop fly in the first, this one bounding past sliding Jace Peterson and into the corner for a triple. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2021 That's because Jake Burger's one-out pop fly to center field was lost in the lights by Daz Cameron, resulting in a double to put runners at second and third. Andrew Hammond, Detroit Free Press, 5 Aug. 2021 Seattle's Mitch Haniger dropped a short pop fly in third inning that helped lead to two runs for the Rangers on Brock Holt's two-run single. Tim Booth, Star Tribune, 3 July 2021 That's because Jake Burger's one-out pop fly to center field was lost in the lights by Daz Cameron, resulting in a double to put runners at second and third. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 3 July 2021 Nimmo followed with a pop fly into shallow left-center and when no infielder took charge, Yelich was forced to attempt a long, running catch, with the ball caroming off his glove. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 July 2021 His pop fly along the first-base line was caught by second baseman Lowe, who threw wildly to the plate with the ball ending up near the third-base dugout. Mark Didtler, Star Tribune, 27 June 2021

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First Known Use of pop fly

1884, in the meaning defined above

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9 Sep 2021

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“Pop fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20fly. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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pop fly

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pop fly

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

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