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Food Related Baseball Terms

Warm-up for food game day with these food related baseball terms:

butcher boy:

A strategy where the hitter first shows he intends to bunt, pulls back the bat when the pitcher begins the delivery, and takes a quick swing at the pitch. 

can of corn:

A high, easy-to-catch, fly ball hit to the outfield. The phrase is said to have originated in the nineteenth-century and relates to an old-time grocer's method of getting canned goods down from a high shelf.

cup of coffee:

A short time spent by a minor league player at the major league level. The idea is that the player was only there long enough to have a cup of coffee. 

meatball:

An easy pitch to hit — down the middle of the plate.

pea:

A pitched ball thrown at high speed. "Clem can really fling that pea."

ribbie, ribeye:

Slang for a run batted in (RBI).

tater:

A home run.


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