Baseball Slang

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    Baseball Phrase: Around the Horn

    Baseball Phrase: Around the Horn
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Around the Horn. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    "Around the Horn" is a baseball phrase describing a double play going from third base to second to first.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: Circus Catch

    Baseball Phrase: Circus Catch
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Circus Catch. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    A "Circus Catch" is an outstanding catch by a fielder.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: Can of Corn

    Baseball Phrase: Can of Corn
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Can of Corn. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    A "Can of Corn" is an easy catch by a fielder.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: The Hill

    Baseball Phrase: The Hill
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: The Hill. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    "The Hill" is the pitcher's mound.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: Good Cheese

    Baseball Phrase: Good Cheese
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Good Cheese. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    "Good Cheese" is a good fastball.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: Tape Measure Blast

    Baseball Phrase: Tape Measure Blast
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Tape Measure Blast. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    A "Tape Measure Blast" is an extremely long home run.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: Tools of Ignorance

    Baseball Phrase: Tools of Ignorance
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Tools of Ignorance. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    "Tools of Ignorance" refers to a catcher's equipment.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: Sweet Spot

    Baseball Phrase: Sweet Spot
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Sweet Spot. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    The "Sweet Spot" is the part of the bat just a few inches from the barrel.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: Frozen Rope

    Baseball Phrase: Frozen Rope
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Frozen Rope. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    A "Frozen Rope" is a hard line drive hit by a batter.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: The Hot Corner

    Baseball Phrase: The Hot Corner
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: The Hot Corner. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    "The Hot Corner" is another name for third base.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: Meatball

    Baseball Phrase: Meatball
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: Meatball. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    A "Meatball" is an easy pitch right down the middle of the plate.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.

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    Baseball Phrase: South Paw

    Baseball Phrase: South Paw
    ••• Baseball Banner Phrase: South Paw. Baseball slang photo © Judy Hedding

    A "South Paw" is a left-handed pitcher.

    This photograph was taken at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The colorful banners, with common baseball phrases and slang, used to line the concourse when Phoenix Muni hosted Spring Training games. In 2015 the Oakland A's moved to Mesa and the ASU Sun Devils baseball team now call Phoenix Muni home.