Baseball Terms

By Nathan Nguyen

Baseball players

Terms

Ride The Pine:siting on the bench
Battery: term for a pitcher and catcher
Slap hitter: term for a batter who doesn’t take a full swing
In the hole: the batter behind the batter on deck
Blue: umpire
In the hole: the batter behind the batter on deck
Heater or bring the heat: fastball
Uncle Charlie: curveball
Hammer: good curveball
Cannon: term used when a player has a strong throwing arm
Ol’ number one: fastball
Eephus pitch: a low-speed junk pitch thrown to disrupt the hitter
Pulled the string: good curveball
In the hole: the batter behind the batter on deck