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 Corona center fielder Anthony Murphy caught a pop fly and threw out the tagging runner at the plate. Michael Huntley, Orange County Register, 7 May 2024 But Michael Conforto stayed on his toes enough to know to leave them momentarily when D.J. Stewart lifted the Mets’ first pop fly of the night into shallow left field. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 With first pitch at 6:06 p.m. Saturday, the sun was still glaring behind home plate when Padres leadoff man Xander Bogaerts lifted a pop fly to shallow center field. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 7 Apr. 2024 Balch hit a pop fly to first base, but the ball was dropped and Joseph Tressitte scored the winning run. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 16 Mar. 2024 Coaches threw batting practice, while children snagged ground balls or pop flies. James Wagner, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Cleveland had scored its only run in Saturday’s 1-0 victory on a pop fly that dropped in center between three Philly defenders off the bat of Ramírez. Joe Noga, cleveland, 23 July 2023 Cleveland scored a run in the 10th on an RBI single by Steven Kwan off Philly reliever Jeff Hoffman, but Yunior Marte came on with the bases loaded and nobody out to retire José Ramírez and Josh Naylor on pop flies before Myles Straw grounded out to end things. Joe Noga, cleveland, 23 July 2023 Colleyville Heritage alum Bobby Witt Jr. led the game off with a single, stole second base and scored on a deep Salvador Perez pop fly which Garcia misplayed and dropped in right field. Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 11 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pop fly was in 1884

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“Pop fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20fly. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

pop fly

: a short high fly in baseball
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