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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Sims made a great sliding catch of Tyler Saladino’s pop fly on a bunt along the third-base line and got pinch hitter Jesus Aguilar to fly out. John Fay, Cincinnati.com, "Injury bug continues to bite Cincinnati Reds in a 5-4 loss to Milwaukee Brewers," 24 July 2019 So, will swinging for the fences on health care today turn into a pop fly come 2020? Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "Will Democratic front-runners regret rejecting private insurance?," 28 June 2019 For nearly two minutes, fans clapped and cheered, leading to an easy pop fly in center and a strikeout from Alex Young to end the inning. Drake Hills, azcentral, "Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta set for rehab assignment with rookie-level Arizona League," 21 July 2019 To have donations, but to also have the outfielder go over how to catch a pop fly. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Adam Jones' impact in Baltimore endures ahead of reunion with Orioles," 15 July 2019 When Newman, the Pirates second baseman, caught Hunter Renfroe’s pop fly while standing just a few steps into the outfield grass, Tatis bolted from third and then paused, drawing a half-pump fake from Newman. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Tatis stuns again; Quantrill provides relief; Hedges bounces back," 24 June 2019 Somebody call it: Renfroe got a gift double in the third right after Machado's homer when Cain, Yelich and Hernán Pérez all converged on his pop fly to short center but failed to catch it. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Padres 2, Brewers 0: Jhoulys Chacín's return unsuccessful as bats go silent," 18 June 2019 The following inning with a man on first, Bear caught a low pop fly off the bat of Jacob Troutt to seal the win for Seaview. Anthony Ciardelli, latimes.com, "Seaview Little League reaches District 62 Tournament of Champions Minor A semifinals with win over Huntington Valley," 11 June 2019 Kinsler helped out in the first inning, allowing a shallow pop fly to drop and starting a double play. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres top Phillies behind Machado’s slam, Lauer’s curve," 4 June 2019

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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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