Baseball Terms and Players
Derek Jeter - Hit over 3000 pitches
Mark McGwire - Most home runs hit per at bats
Sammy Sosa - Hit over 600 home runs
Alex Rodriguez - Youngest player to hit over 500 home runs
Lou Gehrig - He had powerful hits
Joe DiMaggio - Had a 56-game hitting streak
Barry Bonds - Hit most home runs, at 762
Hank Aaron - Had home run record for 30 years
Jackie Robinson - First black MLB player
Cal Ripken - He played 21 years in MLB
Ozzie Smith - He had most golden glove awards
Ty Cobb - Had highest batting average
Nolan Ryan - Could throw up to 100 mph
Roger Clemens- Struck out 18 batters in 1 game
Jim Thome - Is one of the only 8 players to hit over 600 home runs
Willie Mays - Hit 660 home runs
Frank Robinson - Hit 547 home runs
Mickey Mantle - One of the greatest switch hitters
Reggie Smith - Had one of the strongest throws of any outfielder
ace -- A team's best starting pitcher.
bag -- A base.
caught looking -- When a batter is called out on strikes.
changeup - A pitch that is slower than a fastball but looks like one.
chin music -- A pitch that is high and inside.
circus catch -- An outstanding catch by a fielder.
closer -- A team's relief pitcher who finishes the game.
cutter -- A cut fastball (one with a late break to it).
cycle -- When a batter hits a single, double, triple and home run in the same game.
dinger -- A home run.
dish -- Home plate.
hill -- Pitcher's mound.
hot corner -- Third base.
moon shot -- A big high home run.
pick -- A good defensive play by an infielder on a ground ball. Also a shortened version of "pick-off."
pickle -- A rundown.
sweet spot -- The part of the bat just a few inches from the barrel.
whiff -- Strikeout.
yakker -- Curve ball.