Pitching motion that is against the baseball rules. The pitcher is not to
try and trick the base runners with illegal motions.
When a batter holds the baseball bat out and tries to barely tap the ball
vs. taking a full swing at the ball. The batter might do this to advance
another base runner.
A slow pitch that is meant to look much faster.
The fourth batter in the batting order who is sually a power hitter.
The number of balls and strikes on a batter. For example a 3/2 count means
there are three balls and two strikes.
four bases of the baseball infield.
A defensive baseball play that results in two outs.
A fielding mistake by the defense that allows a batter to reach base or a
base runner to advance.
A baseball hit high into the air.
baseball that is hit outside of the field of play.
When the pitch count has 3 balls and 2 strikes. The next strike or ball
will end the at bat. If the batter hits the baseball foul, then the count
remains 3 and 2.
A baseball that is hit on the ground. AKA a "grounder".
and run -
A baseball play where the base runner begins to run when the pitch is
released. It's the batter's responsibility to hit the baseball into play
so the runner will not get out. This gives the base runner a head start.
The first base runner when more than one runner is on base.
the bases -
When a base runner is at all three bases.
The next batter due to bat.
A substitute hitter.
A substitute base runner.
When the pitcher does not throw the batter a pitch near the plate in order
to walk the batter.
A pitch that cannot be hit by the batter. Used to walk a batter on purpose
or to try and catch a base stealer.
Any baseball player but the pitcher.
A strong batter that hits the baseball far, often for home runs or extra
When one fielder throws the baseball to another fielder who then throws
the baseball to another fielder.
or relief pitcher -
A replacement pitcher. Usually comes in the game when the starting pitcher
at the corners -
Base runners on 1st and 3rd.
A base runner on 2nd or 3rd base is in scoring position.
The area above home plate where strikes are called. The pitch must be over
home plate, above the batter's knees, and below the batter's belt.
When the pitcher throws four balls to a batter, the batter gets to go to
first base automatically.