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 Half an inning later, when second baseman Manny Alexander squeezed a pop fly for the third out and the game became official, the place exploded. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "Cal Ripken broke The Streak 25 years ago. Until last month, he refused to watch the tape.," 3 Sep. 2020 Chapman’s crush was practically a pop fly compared to Giancarlo Stanton’s 121.3 mph homer in July. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "A’s, sailing smoothly only a few days ago, need to quickly right the ship," 30 Aug. 2020 The tense final inning also included a twisting, falling grab by third baseman Anthony Rendon on Cody Bellinger’s pop fly in shallow left field, as well as a gutsy intentional walk by manager Dave Martinez that brought the winning run to bat. BostonGlobe.com, "LOS ANGELES — Stephen Strasburg turned in another dominant October outing, Max Scherzer overpowered Los Angeles for an inning out of the bullpen and the Washington Nationals held off the Dodgers 4-2 Friday night to even their NL Division Series at a game apiece.," 5 Oct. 2019 The tense final inning also included a twisting, falling grab by third baseman Anthony Rendon on Cody Bellinger’s pop fly in shallow left field, as well as a gutsy intentional walk by manager Dave Martinez that brought the winning run to bat. BostonGlobe.com, "LOS ANGELES — Stephen Strasburg turned in another dominant October outing, Max Scherzer overpowered Los Angeles for an inning out of the bullpen and the Washington Nationals held off the Dodgers 4-2 Friday night to even their NL Division Series at a game apiece.," 5 Oct. 2019 The inning also included a twisting, falling grab by third baseman Anthony Rendon on Cody Bellinger’s pop fly in shallow left field, as well as a gutsy intentional walk by Martinez that brought the winning run to bat. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Max effort: Nats turn aces’ bullpen days into valuable outs," 5 Oct. 2019 The tense final inning also included a twisting, falling grab by third baseman Anthony Rendon on Cody Bellinger’s pop fly in shallow left field, as well as a gutsy intentional walk by manager Dave Martinez that brought the winning run to bat. BostonGlobe.com, "LOS ANGELES — Stephen Strasburg turned in another dominant October outing, Max Scherzer overpowered Los Angeles for an inning out of the bullpen and the Washington Nationals held off the Dodgers 4-2 Friday night to even their NL Division Series at a game apiece.," 5 Oct. 2019 The tense final inning also included a twisting, falling grab by third baseman Anthony Rendon on Cody Bellinger's pop fly in shallow left field, as well as a gutsy intentional walk by manager Dave Martinez that brought the winning run to bat. Beth Harris, chicagotribune.com, "Stephen Strasburg outduels Clayton Kershaw as the Nationals beat the Dodgers 4-2 to even their NLDS at 1," 5 Oct. 2019 The tense final inning also included a twisting, falling grab by third baseman Anthony Rendon on Cody Bellinger's pop fly in shallow left field, as well as a gutsy intentional walk by manager Dave Martinez that brought the winning run to bat. Beth Harris, baltimoresun.com, "Nationals hold off Dodgers for 4-2 victory, even NLDS," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pop fly

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Pop fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20fly. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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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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