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  Baseball slang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slang terms (as distinct from jargon) have evolved a usage and meaning independent of baseball and are often used by those with little knowledge of the game.
Baseball slang is particularly used to describe the level of physical intimacy achieved in a relationship (e.g., "I got to first base last night").
In baseball, a bean ball is a pitch intentionally thrown at a batter's head.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball_slang   (2134 words)

 Slang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slang, is the non-standard or non-dialectal use of words in a language of a particular social group, and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language.
Slang functions in two ways; the creation of new language and new usage by a process of creative informal use and adaptation, and the creation of a secret language understood only by those within a group intended to understand it.
Slang is distinguished from jargon, the technical vocabulary of a particular profession, as jargon is (in theory) not used to exclude non-group members from the conversation, but rather deals with technical peculiarities of a given field which require a specialized vocabulary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slang   (976 words)

Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat.
Baseball is unique in that the manager and coaches all wear numbered uniforms similar to those of the players.
Baseball is fundamentally a team sport—even two or three Hall of Fame-caliber players are no guarantee of a pennant—yet it places individual players under great pressure and scrutiny.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Baseball   (5762 words)

 All About Baseball
Baseball is a team sport that is popular in the Americas and East Asia.
Baseball is distantly related to cricket and rounders, while softball is very similar to baseball.
Baseball history is full of heroes and goats - men who in the heat of the moment distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
www.creativebaseball.com /all-about-baseball.htm   (3924 words)

 Interview Summaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Slang may be appropriate when one can differentiate the meaning and connotations of what is trying to be said, but to survive in a business or society, slang will never have any validity.
T describes slang as,"Words that people use that aren’t proper language." When he was asked to explain that, he said that proper language is what you use to write a paper or when you are supposed to be serious.
The slang she chooses to use at a particular moment depends with whom she is holding the conversation.
www.csupomona.edu /~jasanders/316/Intsum.html   (15274 words)

 Bambooweb: Baseball
In the United States, baseball has often been called the national pastime, and the total attendance for Major League games is more than that of all other American professional sports combined.
Baseball is a team game—even two or three Hall of Fame caliber players cannot guarantee a pennant by themselves.
After professional baseball began around 1865, the National League was founded in 1876, and professional baseball began to take off.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/b/a/Baseball.html   (5008 words)

 Baseball at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Baseball is a distant relative of cricket and rounders, and it is very similar to softball.
In its usual form, the game of baseball is played between two teams of nine players on a playing field consisting of four bases, arranged in a diagonal square ("the diamond") and a large outfield.
In Major League Baseball the longest game played was a 25-inning affair between the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers on the successive evenings of May 8-9, 1984 (the White Sox won, 7-6).
www.wiki.tatet.com /Baseball.html   (4371 words)

 Online Etymology Dictionary
As a term of endearment for one's lover it is attested perhaps as early as 1839, certainly by 1901; its popularity perhaps boosted by baby vamp "a popular girl," student slang from c.1922.
slang, from jazz sense of "category," probably via notion of putting something in a bag.
The variety of bagel with onion flakes sprinkled on it is a bialy, short for Bialystok, city in Poland.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?l=b&p=14   (1869 words)

 The Baseball Language Community
Over the many years that baseball has been played, many phrases and slang words have been created to help the players and coaches communicate quickly and easily.
Baseball is not unlike other sports, they too have a language community particular to them.
So, the next time you go to a baseball game, listen carefully to the words and phrases that are said on the field, you may get a kick out of what you hear.
www.msu.edu /~kurtzrya/paper1.htm   (1079 words)

 Baseball Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Baseball Almanac is filled with awards, records, stats, quotes, feats, facts and a book full of baseball history.
Since the Baseball Encyclopedia was published in 1969, the customary practice has been to ignore this...
Baseball Immortals honors major league baseball greats, corrects...
www.baseballdirectory.co.uk /dir/baseball-encyclopedia.html   (327 words)

 Breaking the Slump; Baseball in the Depression Era; Charles C. Alexander
Breaking the Slump is the engrossing story of baseball during the 1930s, when the National Pastime came of age as a business, an entertainment, and a passion, and when the teams of the American and National Leagues fielded perhaps the greatest rosters in the history of the game.
The 1930s witnessed the advent of night baseball, the flowering of an extensive and, in some cases, controversial minor-league system of "farm clubs," and the exploitation of the relatively new broadcast medium of radio.
And Organized Baseball remained racially segregated throughout the 1930s, as the Negro leagues operated largely beyond the notice of white baseball fans.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/023111/0231113420.HTM   (759 words)

 Baseball Slang Words and Terms
The best hitters in the long history of baseball routinely had limetime averages at about.300.
A.400 average is the Holy Grail of baseball hitting.
The last player to hit over.400 in a season (that's 4 hits out of 10 times at bat) was Ted Williams who hit.406 in 1941.
www.r-mw.com /baseball/words.html   (841 words)

 Online Etymology Dictionary
Meaning "success" is from 1954 (though late 1990s slang in the bomb "the best" is probably a fresh formation); opposite sense of "a failure" is from 1963.
To bone up "study" is 1880s student slang, from "Bohn's Classical Library," a popular series in higher education.
slang, from the trick of concealing something down the leg of a high boot (originally a flask of liquor).
www.etymonline.com /index.php?l=b&p=14   (1435 words)

 Wordorigins.org: Letter J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Java, the American slang word for coffee quite simply is a reference to the island of Java, where coffee beans are grown.
The earliest known uses of the term are from a series of baseball articles by E.T. "Scoop" Gleeson in March 1913 in the San Francisco Bulletin.
In an April issue of the Bulletin, jazz is referred to as a "word that has just joined the language." Gleeson claimed that he acquired the word from another sportswriter, "Spike" Slattery of the San Francisco Call, who had heard the term used in a craps game to denote spirit in throwing the dice.
www.wordorigins.org /wordorj.htm   (2787 words)

 Baseball pitching machines & batting cages. New & unusual training aids, nets, wood bats & baseball instruction dvds
It's all here for baseball coaching of pitchers & hitters, little league to high school.
Baseball players and coaches are not born....they are trained!
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www.baseballtips.com   (204 words)

 Baseball Slang # whatever - Baseball Fever
It was defined by Leonard Shecter in 63' baseball digest?
The locker of a rookie in an overcrowded spring training camp.
What would be interesting, is to hear about HOFers who were put through the double-name locker deal.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=28379   (280 words)

 Innovative Teaching - Baseball
This ThinkQuest entry examines baseball and it many intricacies, from how a curve ball is thrown to how an earned run average is calculated.
There's a "baseball and Physics Dictionary" that is fully searchable and covers everything from assist and bunt to velocity and wavelength.
This Flash-based baseball simulation allows students to practice up to two-digit multiplication facts by selecting singles (one digit problems), doubles (two-digit by one-digit problems) and home runs (two-digit by two-digit problems).
surfaquarium.com /newsletter/baseball.htm   (1155 words)

 Amazon.com: How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball: Books: David Shannon,Larry Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Big Brother of this dystopian tale is Boss, a former baseball star so embittered by a run of bad luck that he vows to outlaw baseball forever.
The central conceit--that life without baseball is scarcely worth living--may strike all but the most avid fans as precious and thin, and adult points of reference are needed to clarify the story.
As the villain is foiled, the illustrations lighten in hue, symbolizing the lifting of the mood of the characters.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0590474103?v=glance   (982 words)

 Diamond Slang - Baseball Quotes Quiz
Baseball has a colorful language all its own, used by players and fans alike.
See how well you know the lingo of our national pastime with this extra inning quiz.
On the baseball diamond what area is known as the hot corner?
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?quiz=182799   (92 words)

 Wadsworth Elementary - Room 204 presents Bases Loaded (with Learning!)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The dictionary says, “Slang is often very vivid and expressive and is used in familiar talk between friends but is not usually appropriate in school themes." Well, my partner and I learned that baseball has its own slang.
Now we would like to challenge you and see if you can figure out which baseball slang fits in each sentence.
Drag the correct word from the word bank on the left to the its correct sentence.
www.mlb.com /mlb/kids/website_contest/winner/language-arts/slang.html   (179 words)

 thedailystar.com - Local Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The last speaker to take the dais during the Baseball Hall of Fame's induction ceremony, Sutton's funny and thoughtful words were the highlight of the day.
The only man elected this year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Sutton never missed a scheduled start in his 23-year major league career.
Several people in the crowd dabbed at tears of their own when Sutton thanked his father, Howard Sutton, who sat in the front row.
www.thedailystar.com /sports/1998/07/27/don.html   (629 words)

 Baseball Extras: Figuring out Fungo
Any baseballer worth his pinstripes, is familiar with the term, "fungo".
He was probably the world's greatest fan and the most knowledgeable individual then or now, on baseball and some other things, that I've ever known.
He is obviously not an ultimate, or even credible, source, but here's what he told me: bats have always been traditionally made of ash or hickory, relatively soft woods, but hardened over time as the resins set up after machining and really resisted splintering.
www.bostonbaseball.com /whitesox/baseball_extras/fungo.html   (1464 words)

 Games : Backyard Baseball (GCN)
If one of the 30 authentic Major League Baseball team uniforms doesn't suit your taste, you can pick from a line-up of custom uniforms and team names.
The Fang is a whip curve ball that banks sharply before reaching the plate; the Splitball splits into two parts after it is thrown; and the Corn Popper makes the batter hit a routine fly ball.
The Seeing Eye Single is a line drive that automatically eludes all fielders; the Under Grounder digs into the dirt and emerges in the outfield; and the Sonic Boom knocks down the fielders when you connect with the ball.
www.nintendo.com /gamemini?gameid=m-Game-0000-1588   (420 words)

 R3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
From the very beginning ESCS has been running baseball clubs led by American teachers who, play the Chicago style 16 inch softball version of the traditional American game.
This ball is very big and soft, unlike the usual leather covered hardball and students of all ages, from 6 to 60, play.
However, be warned that our English-speaking baseball staff really do speak English and will teach you some baseball slang as well as the more proper forms.
www.escs.pl /bball_en.html   (193 words)

 Bunting with a Fungo - things get weird beyond the left field wall.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The actual introduction of this term into the baseball vocabulary is unknown but many popular theories have been raised.
According to Joe Reichler's Great Book of Baseball Records, a newsstand publication of 1957, the word fungo first appeared in Haney's Book of Reference, which was published by Henry Chadwick.
Daft funging 'fiery pears an' stanes.'" She claims that the connection with baseball is that the ball is tossed into the air before it is hit.
www.nowhitting.com /bunting.html   (442 words)

 jack - Wiktionary
(transitive) (baseball) (slang) To hit the ball hard.
(transitive) (baseball) (slang) To hit a home run.
(baseball) (slang) A player has hit a home run
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/jack   (364 words)

 baseball slang - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
We found one dictionary with English definitions that includes the word baseball slang:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "baseball slang" is defined.
Phrases that include baseball slang: list of baseball slang
www.onelook.com /?w=baseball+slang&ls=a   (82 words)

 Where Charley Horses come from
Later the term "Charley" became slang for all police officers.
Still later, the term "Charley horse" developed since the police were on foot and thus developed aching feet and legs.
Moving on to The Dictionary of American Slang Based on Historical Principles we glean a bit of charley-horse history.
www.wonderquest.com /charley-horse.htm   (242 words)

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