American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Baseball A ball that is batted in a high arc, usually to the outfield.
- n. baseball, softball A batted ball that has been hit into the air above the outfield; a fly.
- n. slang A geek; beatnik.
- n. (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
“Surely, something freakish would happen—a slow roller through the wickets, some fluke fly ball barely clearing the Green Monster, a sure groundout bouncing crazily around the infield—something confirming the Sox impending doom usually happened right about now.”
“STAR CHASER: fly ball to the outfield, or outer garden.”
“CLOUD HUNTER: fly ball to the outfield, or outer garden.”
“In 1975, he had made the last out in Game Seven of the World Series, lofting a gentle fly ball to Cesar Geronimo in center field in the bottom of the ninth.”
“Hitting a fly ball to deep left, much like Bucky Dent some twenty-six years earlier, the ball landed about three feet over the wall, hitting a fan in a navy blue sweatshirt square in the chest, then bouncing back onto the field of play.”
“Damon, looking fastball all the way, lifted a fly ball that carried into the first row of right-field seats for a back-breaking grand slam.”
“He lined a gentle fly ball to Cesar Geronimo in center field for the final out.”
“SKYSCRAPER: fly ball to the outfield, or outer garden.”
“Meanwhile, Boston committed 7 errors, two by the normally perfect Dwight Evans, who dropped a fly ball and made an errant throw before having to leave the game, still seeing double after his beaning.”
“Brohamer looped a lazy fly ball about 280 feet to left, where Roy White, playing behind the extended shadow of a lighting tower, caught it for the third out.”
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